When Jeanne Birdsall was young, she promised herself she'd be a writer someday--so that she could write books for children to discover and enjoy, just as she did at her local library. She is the author of The Penderwicks, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and The Penderwicks at Point Mouette.
Jeanne lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband and an assortment of animals, including a dog named Cagney. You can find out more about Jeanne, her books, and her animal friends at JeanneBirdsall.com.
"The warmth and compassion of the Penderwick family comes through
in every page of this slice-of-life novel, healing emotional
bruises and reassuring readers that most problems can be
--Publishers Weekly starred review
..".chock full of all the qualities fans love (humor, heart, and
the honest exploration of emotions...[t]he Penderwicks have a
strong bench, so, happily, expect more."
--Booklist starred review