Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story Of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, And One Clever Girl by Deborah HopkinsonOrdinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story Of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, And One Clever Girl by Deborah Hopkinson

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story Of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, And…

byDeborah HopkinsonIllustratorQin Leng

Hardcover | January 23, 2018

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A gorgeous and inspiring picture book biography of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved writers of all time, from award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson.

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.

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen includes a timeline and quotes from Austen's most popular novels.

Parents and grandparents, as well as teachers and librarians, will enjoy introducing children to Jane Austen through this accessible, beautifully packaged picture book.

Deborah Hopkinson first discovered Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in sixth grade and continues to reread it once a year (at least). Her favorite Austen film scene is the moment when the late and beloved actor Alan Rickman tosses coins into the air in Sense and Sensibility. When not reading or watching Austen (and longing to visit En...
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Title:Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story Of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, A Writing Box, And…Format:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 10 × 10 × 0.98 inPublished:January 23, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062373307

ISBN - 13:9780062373304

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jane Austen as a young girl Jane was just an ordinary girl. In her time she didn't have much outside schooling but her father's library contained five hundred books and she devoured as many as she could. With a house full of boys and a family that loved to dance and read aloud, she began to write her own stories. During her lifetime six of her novels were published simply "by a lady." Two hundred years later her books are still being read. An inspiring charming story.
Date published: 2018-03-14

Editorial Reviews

A lively take on a woman who, despite publishing conventions that favored male writers, refused to let her authorial voice remain mute. This manages to successfully introduce Austen’s characteristic wit and social commentary to an audience who would otherwise be too young to digest the original works. A delightful read.