Jean Thesman

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Jean Thesman is a popular and award-winning[1][2] novelist for young adults[3] whose predominant theme is the heroine finding her place in the world by coming to understand her family.[4][5] "I loved telling the story, because I really believed that families were made up of the people you wanted, not the people you were stuck with." —Emily Shepherd[6]

Biography[edit]

"My mother taught me to read before I started school, but I had to wait to be six before I could have a library card."[7]

"In 25 years, I wrote 40 books. Most of them came out under my own name, but a few were published under the name T.J. Bradstreet."[7]

She lives in Washington State, and is a member of The Authors Guild and the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.[8]

Works[edit]

  • 1984 New Kid In Town
  • 1985 A Secret Love
  • 1985 Two Letters for Jenny
  • 1987 The Last April Dancers
  • 1987 Running Scared
  • 1988 Appointment with a Stranger
  • 1988 Was It Something I Said?
  • 1989 Couldn't I Start Over?
  • 1990 Rachel Chance
  • 1991 The Rain Catchers
  • 1991 Who Said Life Is Fair?
  • 1992 When The Road Ends
  • 1993 Molly Donnelly
  • 1994 Cattail Moon
  • 1994 Nothing Grows Here
  • 1995 A Night to Remember (contribution)
  • 1995 Summerspell
  • 1996 The Ornament Tree
  • 1997 Be Mine (contribution)
  • 1997 The Storyteller's Daughter
  • 1998 The Moonstones
  • 1999 The Other Ones
  • 1999 The Tree of Bells
  • 2000 Calling The Swan
  • 2001 In The House Of The Queen's Beasts
  • 2001 A Sea So Far
  • 2002 Between
  • 2003 Rising Tide
  • 2005 Singer

The Whitney Cousins series[edit]

  • 1990 Amelia
  • 1990 Erin
  • 1990 Heather
  • 1992 Triple Trouble

The Birthday Girls series[edit]

  • 1992 I'm Not Telling
  • 1992 Mirror, Mirror
  • 1992 Who Am I, Anyway?

The Elliott Cousins series[edit]

  • 1998 Jamie
  • 1998 Meredith
  • 1998 Teresa

As T.J. Bradstreet[edit]

  • 1995 Kitty's Wish
  • 1996 Lorna's Wish
  • 1996 Wendy's Wish
  • 1997 Before She Wakes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Penguin website.
  2. ^ Awards page
  3. ^ SF Site
  4. ^ Carol Hurst
  5. ^ The Alan Review
  6. ^ Jean Thesman, In the House of the Queen's Beasts (Viking, 2001, p.79).
  7. ^ a b Author's quote from her website.
  8. ^ Houghton Mifflin website.

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