Bad things were done to me when I was small. Lacking adequate physical defenses, I escaped into my imagination, where I could be all-powerful and the scariest monster was the witch in my closet. Imagination expands when exercised; mine grew strong and wily, and a pleasure to me, too, when the bad things were in […]
About Jeanne Birdsall
Jeanne Birdsall is the author of the acclaimed Penderwicks series. She spoke on this topic at the New York Public Library on February 2, 2013, as part of a panel moderated by NYPL children’s librarian Elizabeth Bird.