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The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street

Karina Yan Glaser

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It takes a super brave person to be as generous as you are, Hyacinth. Not many people are brave enough to be so loving”

“I have always believed that raising kids means more than just being a good parent and trying to do the right things. It means surrounding your kids with amazing people who can bring science experiments and jam cookies, laughter and joy, and beautiful experiences into their lives.”

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.’” Hyacinth looked up at her father. “What does that mean, Papa?” “It means that animals make our hearts happy in a very special way. A French man named Anatole France said that a long time ago.”

“You could get me a phone,” Oliver suggested, grabbing a handful of chocolate chips from the bag on the counter. “Then you wouldn’t worry so much.” “I never worry,” Mama said. “And absolutely no phone. I survived without a cell phone until after college.”

“It takes a super-brave person to be as generous as you are, Hyacinth. Not many people are brave enough to be so loving.”

“I have always believed that raising kids means more than just being a good parent and trying to do the right things. it means surrounding your kids with amazing people who can bring science experiments and jam cookies, laughter, and joy, and beautiful experiences into their lives.”

“When Franz ambled by, Hyacinth took out a piece of green ribbon and draped it over him. His tail wagged, about a 200 on the wpm, or wags per minute,”

“What’s red and white and red and white and red and white?” Laney tilted her head, considering. “A candy cane?” “That’s one answer, but I’m thinking of something else,” Mark said, grabbing hold of the end of the garbage truck once again. The truck began to move. “Tell me!” yelled Laney at the retreating truck. Mark bellowed the answer. “Santa Claus rolling down a hill!”

“Oh, hey, sweetie. Sorry about that. Was I snoring?” “Yes, Papa.” “Did I say weird things in my dreams?” “Yes, Papa.”

“...it looked like Mr. Beiderman was breathing happiness into his body.”

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Book Keywords:

family-love, friends, laugh, love, family, neighbors, inspirational, parenting

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