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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rosamond DuJardin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Romance

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1902 in Fairland, Illinois

Died: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Rosamond DuJardin on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

DuJardin was born in Fairland. She moved with her family to Chicago when she was two years old and lived in the Chicagoland area the rest of her life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Rosamond Du Jardin began her career as a fiction writer for the Chicago Daily News in 1930, but soon moved on to sell more than 100 stories to magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and McCall's. DuJardin's first novels, published between 1935 and 1946, were written for adults and often appeared first in magazine serial form. She was one of the most popular authors of girls series fiction in the 1950s. Rosamond du Jardin wrote 17 young adult novels. Her Tobey Heydon and Pam and Penny Howard books are among the most beloved teen romance novels of their era. The Tobey & Midge Heydon series are great 1940s & 1950s stories that capture the essence of the malt shop era. The Pam & Penny Howard series are about twins who are so different - and so alike! There is also the Marcy Rhodes series, where the reader gets to read how Marcy learns about love & life.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

All Is Not Gold

J. B. Lippincott. 1935

Tomorrow Will Be Fair

Macrae Smith Company 1. 1946

Class ring,: A Tobey Heydon story

Lippincott. 1951

Teen/young adult fiction.

The Real Thing
ISBN: 0397303432

Harpercollins Juvenile Books. 1956

Showboat Summer

Lippincott. 1955

192 page novel entitled SHOWBOAT SUMMER by Rosamond Du Jardin, published in 1955 and is a STATED FIRST EDITION.

Wedding in the family

Lippincott. 1958

Young and Fair

Lippincott. 1963

Lissa Powell has always wondered who she really was. Discovered by her foster parents when she was about 4 during the Chicago Fire of 1871, the story begins when she is 16 years old and forced to go out on her own when her foster mother dies. She stays at a boarding house where she meets Effie Cunningham who helps her to find a job at Harrison Colby's, a large department store. There she meets Greg Colby, the handsome son and heir of the store owner. When Lissa finds out who she really is will her feelings change for this or any other young man in her life?

Someone to Count On

Lippincott. 1962