Jeanne Birdsall is an American National Book Award-winning author best knonw for writing The Penderwicks series of books.

Birdsall grew up outside of Philadelphia and decided to become a writer at a young age. She decided when she was only ten years old but she didn’t ended up actually accomplishing it until she was in her forties. Her first book in the Penderwicks series was The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy. That book won the 2005 National Book Award.

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Publication Order of The Penderwicks Books

The Penderwicks (2005)Description / Buy at
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street (2008)Description / Buy at
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (2011)Description / Buy at
The Penderwicks in Spring (2015)Description / Buy at
The Penderwicks at Last (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

Flora's Very Windy Day (2010)Description / Buy at
Lucky and Squash (2012)Description / Buy at
My Favorite Pets (2016)Description / Buy at
Teaflet and Roog Make a Mess (2021)Description / Buy at

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The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy sees the Penderiwkc sisters as they head on holiday to the beautiful Arundel estate. The girls are discovering the summertime magic of the grounds when they meet Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who ends up being the perfect companion for their adventures. However, Jeffrey’s mother is not as pleased with the girls as Jeffrey is. She warns the kids to stay out of trouble. Of course, they will. Or won’t they? Whatever happens this will be a summer to remember for all of them.

Another great book in the series is The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. This book sees Rosalind heading off to the beach while the rest of the sisters head off to Maine with their Aunt Claire and their friend, Jeffrey. Skye is the oldest kid left and in charge which is scary for everyone, especially Skye. Skye has been left directions by Rosland not to let Batty explode, but can she succeed? While Jane is making a Love Survey and meeting the alluring Dominic, Batty might be the best singer, and Jeffrey does his best to keep peace between the girls.

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