The latest title in this bestselling series covers the remarkable life of British novelist Jane Austen, whose classics including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility remain popular more than 200 years after they were written. Full color.
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|Library of Congress
||Women, Authors, English, Austen, Jane, Novelists, English - 19th century, Novelists, English
||Children's General Non-Fiction
Description of this Book
New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, the British novelist, in this true story of her life. Little Jane grew up in a big family that loved learning and she often read from her father's library. In her teenage years she began to write in bound notebooks and craft her own novels. As an adult, Jane secretly created stories that shone a light on the British upper classes and provided a witty social commentary of the time, creating a new dialogue for female characters in books. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
||packs an emotional punch - Entertainment Weekly The kind of books that adults will covet and collect as well... The language and structure is simple enough for young readers, while a biographical timeline at the end of each book offers greater historical complexity - Irish Times Stirring encouragement for all 'little people' with 'big dreams.' - Kirkus One children's books series trying to fight back... by telling the inspiring stories of women who overcame adversity and made history by pursuing their childhood dreams. - Toronto Star Informative text...smartly illustrated... Another batch of successful instalments in the series - School Library JournalA SLJ We're obsessed with the 'Little People, Big Dreams' series - MotherMag
Maria Isabel S nchez Vegara, born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. Katie Wilson lives and works in a little old railway house in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. She creates for both adults and children and her illustrations are sweet and cheerful with a handmade feel. Her work has appeared in magazines, greeting cards, and books. When she isn't drawing, she can be found walking the dog, hanging out with a horse, or planting fruit trees in the garden.