Jeanne Birdsall

Winner, 2005 National Book Awards

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia. She has worked at a variety of professions, including photography. Her visual work is included in the permanent collections of several museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. She lives in western Massachusetts. The Penderwicks is her first published book.
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The Penderwicks

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall book cover, 2005
ISBN 9780375831430 Alfred A. Knopf

A lighthearted story of four girls and their father, a gentle, widowed botany professor who allows his daughters their freedom but is always nearby when they need comfort or support. More about this book >

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Jeanne Birdsall

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia. She has worked at a variety of professions, including photography. Her visual work is included in the permanent collections of several museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum. She lives in western Massachusetts. The Penderwicks is her first published book.

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