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Jeanne Birdsall

Biography

Jeanne Birdsall

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, where she attended wonderful public schools. Jeanne had lots of great teachers, but her favorites were: Mrs. Corkhill, sixth grade, who encouraged her intellectual curiosity; Mr. Tremonte, eighth grade algebra, who taught Jeanne to love and respect math; and Miss Basehore, second and fourth year Latin, to whom Jeanne (and Mr. Penderwick) will be forever grateful.

Although she first decided to become a writer when she was ten years old, it took Jeanne until she was forty-one to get started. In the years in between, Jeanne had many strange jobs to support herself while working hard as a photographer --- the kind that makes art. Some of Jeanne's photographs are included in the permanent collections of museums, including the Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

Jeanne's home now is with her husband in Northampton, Massachusetts. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens.

Jeanne Birdsall

Books by Jeanne Birdsall

by Jeanne Birdsall - Children's, Fiction, Picture

LUCKY AND SQUASH are best friends and neighbors, but cannot play together because of a locked gate between them.  When they run away together, leaving a trail of clues behind them, their owners, Miss Violet and Mr. Bernard, will have to work together, and perhaps fall in love on the way, to find them.

by Jeanne Birdsall - Family Life

The Penderwick Girls are off to Maine with Aunt Claire, but Skye the oldest is let with directions from one of the others that leave her confused. It’s always a rollicking ride as the Penderwicks continue on their unforgettable adventures.