Leaving the Bellweathers

Leaving the Bellweathers

Leaving the Bellweathers The young Bellweathers fourteen year old Spider thirteen year old Ninda and the ten year old triplets Brick Spike and Sassy and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the o

  • Title: Leaving the Bellweathers
  • Author: Kristin Clark Venuti
  • ISBN: 9781606840061
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The young Bellweathers fourteen year old Spider, thirteen year old Ninda, and the ten year old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once peaceful village of Eel Smack by the Bay Still, no one has suffered than their loyal butler, Benway, who has finally had enough He is secretly writing his tell allThe young Bellweathers fourteen year old Spider, thirteen year old Ninda, and the ten year old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once peaceful village of Eel Smack by the Bay Still, no one has suffered than their loyal butler, Benway, who has finally had enough He is secretly writing his tell all memoirs, packing his bags, and planning his move to a tropical location, Far, Far Away.But when the siblings discover Benway is preparing to leave their lighthouse home, they band together to prove how much he s needed, as only Bellweathers can Full of comic capers and close calls, an art heist and albino alligators, and good intentions gone wrong, Kristin Clark Venuti s hilarious debut novel introduces a new family that is absolutely unforgettable.

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    Kristin Clark Venuti is a hilarious author! The book is very sarcastic, and I love the way she puts Benway's journal notes in the book, making it so you can see the butlers perspective. Also, the capitalization in Benway's journal and in the book makes this book more fun to read.

    The kids in my book club were taking too long to get through it (we're dramatizing it aloud), and I really wanted to know what happened. This book is funny, and it has some funny stuff for kids (slapstick) and funny stuff for adults (puns, wit) for adults. This would be an amazing book for a family or a middle grade book club to read together.

    Outlandish, but fun. The interpolation of the butler's journal with the action of the book was really nice, allowing us to see him soften towards his challenging charges. Nothing here to change the world, just a silly story for a rainy day.

    I listened to the audio version with my family on a road trip. I love the readers English accent! Fun, crazy story that we all loved.

    A fun read that would make a great family movie!I had been wanting to read Leaving the Bellweathers for a while, but moved it to the top of my reading pile when I learned that Kristin Clark Venuti's sequel, The Butler Gets a Break, was coming out. I can't read the sequel if I haven't read the original! The cover hooked me, the characters were quirky and funny, and the storyline simple and fun.The Bellweathers' butler, Tristan Benway, has been serving them, and their ancestors for just under 200 [...]

    A fun read that would make a great family movie!I had been wanting to read Leaving the Bellweathers for a while, but moved it to the top of my reading pile when I learned that Kristin Clark Venuti's sequel, The Butler Gets a Break, was coming out. I can't read the sequel if I haven't read the original! The cover hooked me, the characters were quirky and funny, and the storyline simple and fun.The Bellweathers' butler, Tristan Benway, has been serving them, and their ancestors for just under 200 [...]

    Tristan Benway is ready to leaveleave the Bellweathers that is. He is been their butler too long and his family's Oath of Fealty is almost up. He is ready for a Charming Cottage in a Warm Locale Far, Far Away. In order to finance his retirement he is writing a memoir of his time with the Bellweathers and it is sure to be a hit. For the Bellweathers are a unique and eccentric family. Dr. Bellweather is an inventor who likes to express his humor and displeasure by yelling and throwing things. Mrs. [...]

    Reviewed by Lauren Ashley for TeensReadTooThe Bellweathers are a kooky family with wild, extravagant habits and interests.The father is an inventor who hates noise (yet the house is full of it). The mother is obsessed with painting and re-painting the lighthouse they live in. Spider hates the sunlight and loves crazy animals. Ninda is someone who wants to Do Good and Help the Downtrodden. And, finally, you have the artistic, yet insane, triplets: Spike, Brick, and Sassy. With their butler, Trist [...]

    LEAVING THE BELLWEATHERS advertises itself as a middle-grade novel, but it’s great because of its ageless appeal. Young readers will not tire of the Bellweathers’ endless antics, while older readers will chuckle in appreciation of the more cultivated “potty humor” abundant throughout the pages.Venuti creates caricatures of eccentric people, but we’re still able to care for them and not simply write them off as ridiculous. I love all of the Bellweather children, with their destructive h [...]

    Tristan Benway is the victim of an ancestors pledge that he and his decendants will serve teh Bellweathers for two centuries. Benway has been counting down the time he has left. He has also been writing a Tell All book about his adventures or misadventures, depending on how you wish to look at it. He thinks about the challenges ahead for his replacement. He knows that whoever steps into his shoes will have their hands full with this family. First there are the three mischievious triplets. They s [...]

    With the possible exception of the screaming triplets, this was a joy to listen to. Told in a mixture of first person (diary entries of the long suffering butler to the eccentric Bellweather family) and third person (details of the family's exploits), it's hilarious from start to finish. Butler Tristan Benway is determined to leave the family as soon as his family's oath of fealty ends, as he feels under-appreciated and taken for granted by the family. In order to support himself when his employ [...]

    If you could create your own village with eccentric individuals, what kind a name would you give your town? Author Kristin Clark Venuti gave her imaginative city the memorable name of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Her humorously dubbed village grabbed my attention right away. A grin would stretch across my face at every mention of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay during Michael Page's rendition of Leaving the Bellweathers.Beyond the clever town title, Ms. Venuti, weaves a wonderful tale about the life of the Bellwe [...]

    - This was a really cute and humorous book!- The cover is a lot of fun, and after reading the book, I fell like it captures the Bellweather family perfectly!- I like how the font changes for Benway's journal entries.- Spider, Brick, and Sassy are terrible names for children.- The way that things are described is pretty funny. I also got a kick out of the names of things, like St. Whiplash.- The writing reminds me of Lemony Snicket's books.- I disliked a lot of the family members at first, and I [...]

    I thought this was a fun read for the older grade school crowd. Middle school students would like it, too.The story alternates between journal entries by the loyal butler Benway (in service because of a 200 year old oath of fealty from an ancestor that's about to end) and a traditional story. Benway is ready to be done with the insanity that is the Bellweather household and decides to write a tell-all book. Between an eccentric inventor father, constantly painting mother, dangerous endangered an [...]

    Oh my goodness but this is a silly book! Butler and indentured servant Benway is counting down the weeks, days, hours and minutes until the service to which an ancestor obligated him comes to a close. He doesn't hold out much home for finding a replacement - someone who will take on the distracted, bellowing man of the house, his wife whose only interest is painting (walls, not pieces of art), and the five unruly children who have hobbies such as raising deadly reptiles, kidnapping cicus perform [...]

    Read full review at the Deseret NewsIn the village of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay is a lighthouse on the hill. It should be a calm and peaceful setting, but it's not.The lighthouse is home to the Bellweathers — the most eccentrically odd family you've ever met. Spider is a lover of dangerous endangered animals, the triplets are always "making art" and Dr. Bellweather is the very picture of a mad scientist.Tristan Benway, the Bellweathers' butler, is desperate to escape this madhouse and is counting d [...]

    Things I Liked:This was a sweet, quirky, awesomely crazy middle grade read. I adore the Bellweather family, complete with evil up-to-no-good whispering triplets, saving humanity sister, and endangered-dangerous-animal-lover brother. This book inspired much laughter and made me want to be a kid again so I could love it properly. A delightful romp that will make you think your family is very normal, even if the butler doesn't think so. Things I Didn't Like:You know, I'm just going to stick with I [...]

    The Bellweathers are sucha zany family, but their loyal butler, Benway has a soft spot for them even if they drive him to make plans to leave their service. I enjoyed the antics of all the characters once I got about 20 pages into the story. There's a lot going on in this short text so you have to keep up. I can sympathize with Benway being tired running after this family:) Looking from a teacher perspective, I think this book would be great in showing kids point of view and make predictions, pi [...]

    Benway is the butler, nanny, housekeeper and general slave to the Bellweathers, just as his ancestors have been for the past 200 years. Benway's great great great grandfather swore and oath and the Benway family has served the Bellweathers ever since. But the 200 years is almost over and Benway can't wait to be free. The Bellweather family has an inventor father, a mother who is constantly repainting the house, triplets who enjoy creating "art" with chainsaws and shovels, a son who saves dangero [...]

    MG, the misadventures of a delightfully eccentric family. Described elsewhere as Addams Family meets Cheaper By the Dozen, or Edward Gorey for kids, both of which are pretty accurate. I was turned off initially by the marketing on the book, thinking it was trying too hard and would disappoint me (exactly how I felt about The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society, which I loved.) But then, I did love it. I have a big huge enormous fondness for MG books with lots of interesting siblings in gen [...]

    My kids really enjoy audio books. I thought this would be interesting due to the subject - Mary Poppins with a modern twist - especially as the family included triplets. The narrator jumping back & forth between 1st & 3rd person was irritating. I'm not sure if this happens in the print version, but it made listening confusing. The triplets "whispered because of course they were up to no good," has become a favorite quote at our house. While the story was interesting, and engaged us for a [...]

    My son loves audiobooks so I listen to them while he is at school. This book is a fun and humorous mix of Philip Ardaugh and Trenton Lee Stewart. The book is told from the perspective of the butler (who is house cleaner, nanny, and parent as well) who vows he is leaving the nutty family he works for. The father is a crazy inventor, the mother paints constantly, the oldest daughter is always looking for social justice causes to get involved in, the oldest son loves endangered dangerous animals an [...]

    In exactly 8 weeks, 2 hours, and 27 minutes, Benway will be free of the 200-year-old Oath of Fealty that has kept him a loyal butler to the eccentric Bellweather family for many years. But a lot can happen in 8 weeks where the Bellweather family is concerned. The nine-year-old triplets, who shiver with delight whenever the word "detonate" is mentioned, plan a massive art heist; Spider adopts an Endangered Albino Alligator; and Ninda's outdoor bagpipe practice leads to all sorts of calamity. This [...]

    Loved this story told through the butler's eyes and thought it had a nice ending. We listened to this on audio and really liked the reader's intentional uptight voice. Each family member has their own quirk, but it's the butler's tolerance that brings the humor.

    A fun and off-beat story full of improbable characters and storylines, wordplay, endangered animals, eccentric parents, crazy triplets, an oath of fealty - you get the idea. It's become a cliched comparison to say that it reminds you of Lemony Snicket, but it's such a quick way to get the point across - the quirkiness, the wordplay, the narrative style - it's definitely in that vein. While I didn't necessarily find it a satisfying story, there's no reason it shouldn't appeal to kids who want som [...]

    The Bellweathers are a family living in a lighthouse (presumably nonfunctional). Dad is the original absent minded inventor, Mom is a painter (of walls), and the kids all have outrageous hobbies and interests. The book is written from the perspective of their butler, who has only a few weeks left under his employment contract, and he's writing a tell-all book about the family so he can retire to someplace warm and quiet. In his observations of and interaction with the various family members, he [...]

    A little Lemony Snickett-ish in a good way. This amusing story is told by the family butler who is counting down the days until his inherited servitude to the the eccentric Bellweather is up and he can flee the crazy family living in chaos in a lighthouse. The haughty tone and improbable situations are nicely done and everything comes together for a satisfying conclusion.

    There are MG books that I've loved but hand them to my kids and they are not quite as enchanted as I'd hoped. That was not the case with LEAVING THE BELLWEATHERS. The characters in this story, and their adventures, are exactly perfect for my kiddos. There is much to discuss in here and makes for a very satisfying family read.

    Told from the perspective of the butler, Benway, this is a tell-all book of Benway’s life with the Bellweathers. They are a crazy, nightmarish family to work for with five loud and destructive children and quirky parents. He is counting down the days until his time serving and cleaning up after them is done. Enjoy the craziness of this family and be thankful YOU don’t live with them.

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