Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, and One Clever Girl

Book - 2018
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is one of our greatest writers. But before that, she was just an ordinary girl. In fact, young Jane was a bit quiet and shy; if you had met her back then, you might not have noticed her at all. But she would have noticed you. Jane watched and listened to all the things people around her did and said, and locked those observations away for safekeeping. Jane also loved to read. She devoured everything in her father's massive library and before long, she began creating her own stories. In her time, the most popular books were grand adventures and romances, but Jane wanted to go her own way... and went on to invent an entirely new kind of novel.
Publisher: New York, New York : Balzer & Bray an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2018.
ISBN: 9780062373304
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Qin, Leng - Illustrator

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darladoodles
May 26, 2019

The combination of spare, yet informative text with the watercolor artwork of Qin Leng makes for an exquisite presentation on a much beloved author. Reading about Jane and her classic novels made me smile and appreciate her contribution that much more. An excellent introduction to Austen for Kindergarten and up. A joy for all ages!

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celestetrottier
Oct 12, 2018

Easy approachable historical biography. Loved it!

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