Jeanne Birdsall is a New York Times best-selling author of books for children. Her middle grade novels about the Penderwick family have collected many honors, including the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, and have been translated into thirty languages. She also writes picture books for younger children.

Girl Sitting Under Tree

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Cover of "The Penderwicks"
Cover of "The Penderwicks on Gardam Street"
Cover of "The Penderwicks at Point Mouette"
Cover of "The Penderwicks in Spring"

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