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Jeanne Birdsall


USA flag (b.1951)

Jeanne Birdsall grew up in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, where she spent much of her time reading and daydreaming. Although she first decided to become a writer when she was ten years old, it took her until she was forty-one to get started. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boyhe Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy was her first book.

Jeanne’s home is with her husband in Northampton, Massachusetts. Their house is old and comfortable, and surrounded by gardens.