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Author Birdsall Nets Award for 'The Penderwicks'

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Author Birdsall Nets Award for 'The Penderwicks'

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Author Birdsall Nets Award for 'The Penderwicks'

Author Birdsall Nets Award for 'The Penderwicks'

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Host Debbie Elliott talks with author Jeanne Birdsall, the winner of this year's National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

Her novel The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy was inspired by the tales of innocent childhood adventure that Birdsall grew up reading.

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A Summer Tale Of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, And A Very Interesting Boy

by Jeanne Birdsall

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