Rosamond du Jardin


Born
in Fairland, Illinois, The United States
July 22, 1902

Died
March 27, 1963

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Rosamond du Jardin, née Neal, first wrote humorous verse and short stories for newspaper syndicates, then went on to sell approximately a hundred stories to such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, McCall's and many other publications, abroad as well as in the United States. She also wrote five novels for adults before her first novel for teenagers, Practically Seventeen, which was published in 1949.

She was married to Victor Du Jardin on October 28, 1925. They had three children, Jacqueline Neal, Victor Junior, and Judith Carol, with whom she would later co-author Junior Year Abroad.

In addition to writing, Mrs. Du Jardin frequently spoke at schools, and students enjoyed meeting in person the creator of some of their favorite stor
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Practically Seventeen

4.20 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1949 — 6 editions
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Double Date (Pam & Penny Ho...

4.11 avg rating — 173 ratings — published 1952 — 6 editions
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Class Ring

4.11 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1951 — 4 editions
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Wait For Marcy (Marcy Rhode...

3.91 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1950 — 6 editions
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Double Wedding (Pam & Penny...

3.98 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1959 — 4 editions
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Boy Trouble

3.98 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 1953 — 4 editions
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Showboat Summer (Pam & Penn...

3.93 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Double Feature (Pam & Penny...

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Wedding in the Family

3.96 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1958 — 5 editions
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The Real Thing

4.10 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1951 — 5 editions
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“You really oughta warn a guy when you're going all glamorous on him, so he'd be prepared.”
Rosamond du Jardin, Wait For Marcy