Meet National Book Award-Winning Author Jeanne Birdsall
The New Canaan Library welcomes National Book Award-Winning author Jeanne Birdsall on Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 PM in the Children’s Program Room. The program is appropriate for children ages 8 – 12 and their parents. Jeanne will discuss her popular Penderwicks Series, talk about the fun of writing, and answer audience questions. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Elm Street Books will have her books available for sale and signing. Please register at (203) 594-5002.
Jeanne Birdsall is the author of The Penderwicks, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, and most recently, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette. In this latest installment of the series, summer comes around and it’s off to the beach for Rosalind, and off to Maine with Aunt Claire for the rest of the Penderwick girls, as well as their old friend Jeffrey. Readers embark on a rollicking ride as the endearing and lovable Penderwick clan continues their summer adventures.
Jeanne Birdsall did not pick up a pen until the age of 41, but her prose reads like that of a seasoned master. She has been a proofreader, a layout editor at TV Guide, a television production grunt, a technical writer, and an artist-photographer. The author lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with her husband. Their house is old and comfortable, full of unruly animals, and surrounded by gardens. The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is her third novel.