• The Vanderbeekers Make a Wish

  • Vanderbeekers, Book 5
  • By: Karina Glaser
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It’s summer on 141st Street, and Isa, Jessie, Oliver, Hyacinth, and Laney can’t wait for camping trips, bike rides, and all the fun summer has to offer. Most of all, they’re looking forward to Papa’s surprise 40th birthday party, which they’ve been planning for months.

But when Papa must leave town suddenly to help his best friend, trouble in the form of their distant grandparents shows up on their doorstep. Not only must the Vanderbeekers face the disappointment of ruined plans, but they have more than one family secret to solve if they are going to give Papa the special birthday he deserves.

Witness the power of family history and family love in this funny, poignant addition to a series the New York Times Book Review hails as “delightful and heartwarming.

©2021 Karina Yan Glaser (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Loved it!

We loved this story as much as the other Vanderbeekers! The only complaint would be that the narrator says “Lacey” instead of “Laney” several times throughout the book.

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BEST BOOK EVER

Best book ever amazing awesome cool amazing awesome cool amazing awesome cool amazing awesome cool AWESOME MAZING

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Great reading!

Heart warning tale! definitely worth the small amount of money! 100/10 great for children of all ages! Worth everything put into it!

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quality!

My kids and I love the Vanderbeekers stories! We love how the family works together.

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Wonderful

This series one of my favorites ever. I fell in love with the Vanderbeekers & all of their neighbors, etc. Can’t wait for the next one.

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Perfect read

Nice family story that appeals to everyone. Different characters and storyline, with one overarching story to bring everyone together at the end.

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Amazing

This audiobook was AMAZING in all ways.It was the best of all the Vanderbeeker series yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

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loved it

we love this series! my girls can't get enough of the vanderbeekers. there is just enough team work and adventure. the narrator is great too!

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A must read book for ages 7+

This book is a family caring, fun, 1of4 books, kind and loving, and most of all written by a great writer “Karina Glaser”!

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THE BEST BOOK EVER IN THE SIRIES!

The Vander beakers make a wish is it is an amazing book I think it’s the best book in the series so far. I will only tell you a little summary of what this book is about because I don’t want to spoil it for you. This book is about when the Vander beakers grandma and grandpa come over and they aren’t very nice grandparents and things go downhill because their father was turning 40 years old and He had to leave I don’t remember where he had to go but he had to help a friend who needed help with funeral problems that a tornado hit in where he was and they really scared at first and then he’s OK but still he can’t get home in time to do a party and things are just so wrong in this week for them and I think that this is the best book in the series because it shows how you can be calm mad and all the other stuff like they were sad they were mad they were worried and they missed him a lot. This book shows that even in stressful times like when you miss someone and everything is going wrong and lots of other things then this book shows how to be calm and also how to solve a mystery if you want to do that anyway it shows how you can keep calm like I have a shirt that says keep calm and kiss a dolphin 🐬! It’s super cute. Well you probably get what I’m pointing at. I just want to say it’s a good book actually the whole series is good Period. But it’s a good book for your kids and your kids kids and your kids kids kids anyway it’s super good you should listen to it it gave me a lot of joy because my dad is in Japan right now and I live in California with him. Right now I’m staying with my grandma who is the best because she lets me candy a lot anyway look for it for for your kids it’s an amazing book it brings joy to the whole family my whole family‘s been listening to this even my dad and he’s hard to get something to listen to besides his grown-up talk shows. Anyway get this book for your kids if they’re sad or down or have had a bad day get up with him I’ll show them how other peoples problems are and that maybe their problems aren’t so bad and also helps them with loss or missing people. NOBODY DIES!!!!!!! PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND!!!!!!! Also another amazing book is the Penderwicks. Get this book the Penderwicks and also Little Women, Anne of green gables, and The Dragon In The Sock Drawer. ENJOY!!!!!!!!🤩😍🥰😘🤓😀😃😄😁😆☺️😊🙂😋🐵🐸🐷🐶🐱🐭🐹🐰🦊🐼🐻‍❄️🐤🐦🦂🦕🦈🐋🐳🐬🐟🐠🐡🐙🦑🦐🦞🦀🦭🍬🍭🍮🎂🍰🍫🥜🍿🍩🍪🌰🫖🍼🥛🍯☕️🍵🧃🥤🧋🍷🥂🍻🍺🍶🥃🍸🍹🧉🍾🥣🍽🍴🥄🧊🥡🥢🧂🥎⚾️🏈🏀⚽️🎾🏐🏉🥏🎱🏑🏒🏸🏓🪀🥍🏏🪃🥅⛳️🥊🤿🎣🏹🪁🥋🎽🛹🛼🛷🏂⛷🎿🥌⛸🪂🪂🏋🏾‍♂️🤼‍♀️🏋🏻‍♀️🏋🏻🤼🤼‍♂️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻🤸‍♂️⛹🏿‍♀️⛹🏻⛹🏻‍♂️🤺🤾🏻‍♀️🏌🏻‍♂️🏌🏻🏌🏻‍♀️🤾🏻‍♂️🤾🏻🏇🏻🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻🧘🏻‍♂️🏄🏻‍♀️🏄🏻🏄🏻‍♂️🏊‍♀️🏊🏻🏊🏻‍♂️🤽‍♀️🤽🏻🤽🏽‍♂️🚣🏽‍♀️🚣🏽🚣🏽‍♂️🧗🏾‍♀️🧗🏼🧗🏻‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️🚵🏽‍♀️🚵🏽🚵🏻‍♂️🚴🏼‍♀️🚴🏼🚘🚖🚡🚠🚟🚄🚝🚞🚋🚃🚅🚈🚂🚆🚇🛬🛫✈️🚉🚊🛩💺🛰🚀🛸🛥🚤⛵️🛶🚁⛽️⛴🚦🛳🚢⚓️🪝🚏🚥🚦🗿⛽️🚧🗺🗽🗼🏰🎠🎢🎡🏟🏯⛲️⛱🏖🏝🏜🏕🗻🏔⛰🌋⛺️🛖🏠🏡🏘🏬🏢🏭🏗🏚🏣🏤🏥🏦🏨🏛💒🏫🏪📙📚📖🔖🧷📏📐🖇📎🔗🧮📌📍✂️🖊🔐📝🖍🔏🖌🔎✒️🔍🔓🔒✏️🖋❤️💜🧡🖤💛🤍💚🤎💙💞💕❣️❤️‍🩹❤️‍🔥💓☮️💗💖💘💝💟☮️✝️☪️🕉☯️🕎🔯✡️☸️☦️🛐⛎♈️♉️♎️♍️♌️♋️♊️♏️♐️♑️♒️♓️☣️☢️🉑⚛️🆔🈯️💹❇️✳️❎💤🌀Ⓜ️💠💠🌐🏧🏧🚾🛂🅿️🛗🛗🛄🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🐶🐱🐭🐹🐰🐨🐻‍❄️🐼🐻🦊🐯🦁🐮🐷🙊🙉🙈🐵🐸🐒🐔🐧🐦🐤🦉🦅🦆🐥🐣🦇🐺🐗🐴🦄🐌🦋🐛🪱🐝🐞🐜🪰🪲🪳🦂🕸🕷🦗🦟🐢🐍🦎🦖🦕 🦀🦞🦐🦑🐙🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🐅🐊🦭🦈🐆🐆🐆🐋🦓🐋🐋🐋🐋🦓🦍🦧🦣🐫🐪🦏🦛🐘🐅🐊🦭🦈🐋🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦓🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦓🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈