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  • The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

  • Written by: Karina Yan Glaser
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Written by: Karina Yan Glaser
Narrated by: Robin Miles
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Publisher's Summary

The Vanderbeekers have always lived in the brownstone on 141st Street. It's practically another member of the family. So when their reclusive, curmudgeonly landlord decides not to renew their lease, the five siblings have 11 days to do whatever it takes to stay in their beloved home and convince the dreaded Beiderman just how wonderful they are. And all is fair in love and war when it comes to keeping their home.

A modern classic in the making reminiscent of the Penderwicks series, The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street is about the connections we make and the unexpected turns life can take.

©2017 Karina Yan Glaser (P)2017 Recorded Books

What the critics say

"Robin Miles's vocalizations of the five Vanderbeeker children, their family, and their friends place the listener firmly in the family's old brownstone in their Harlem neighborhood. By using distinct voices for each of the characters, Miles displays the generational and ethnic diversity of the family and their community... This is a heartwarming story with a 'happily-ever-after; that is sure to delight listeners of every age." (AudioFile)

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Cute story!

Loved this book! Very cute! Really like how the kids are working together and trying to keep there house!
Very good bedtime story.

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  • Meg
  • 2017-11-16

Will become a Christmas Classic!

I guarantee you will fall in love with the Vanderbeekers and the rest of the neighborhood. The story gives you all the warm and fuzzy feelings that you crave at Christmas time. You will want to revisit 141st Street every year.

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  • Joy Faber
  • 2021-10-24

I really like it!

This is a very good book and I would highly recommend it!The reason I gave the performance four stars is because the lady who read the book read it slowly and did not put feeling into the characters sentences.however once you listen to it a few times you get used to it.But I think that the story and the overall are excellent!😁👌

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  • Jacob Allee
  • 2022-02-18

If you like this read penderwicks!

This is a good story but the penderwicks by jeane birdsall is waaaaaaay better! The narrator is okay but not awesome

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-12-07

Awesome 🤩

I loved this book so much I can’t wait to read the second book this book was awesome I totally recommend this book to kids I loved the narrator my favourite character was Jessie🤩🤩🤩🤩♥️♥️

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  • Michelle G
  • 2018-03-30

It is SO much like the penderwicks!

Great book, but I feel as though they stole some characteristics from the penderwicks, if you have listened to it yet I HIGHLY suggest it. In the end both awesome books!

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  • TJR
  • 2021-12-12

Absolutely horrible accents

This is one of the most wonderful books, but the narrator insists on using the most wretched and inappropriate accents for the characters. It is so distracting and really interfers with enjoying the story.

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  • Sara B
  • 2022-11-10

The plot

The Vanderbeekers are very exciting. There is rairely a dull moment in the Vanderbeeker life. The Vanderbeeker kids encounter many problems on their quest to save their home. The Vanderbeeker family is large with 5 kids and 1 aunt 1 uncle and 2 parents.

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  • Nita L.
  • 2022-11-04

Sweet and charming

Nothing new or unexpected but this is an absolutely charming story of family- close and extended- and the type of community we all long for. Highly recommend, Would be a great Hallmark Christmas story and would be a great family listen on a long road trip. Narrator is pleasant, easy to listen to and does an excellent job.

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  • Corey and Leah H.
  • 2022-10-02

A wonderful book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing I loved so much I read it more than 2 times. my whole family loves it I love it my friends love it. It is a really big crowd pleaser and I hope every one has the same experience I had.

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  • Allison
  • 2022-02-23

Modern family, classic writing

Well written, engaging story. Great narration. A good family listen for kids and adults alike!