Jane Austen is one of the most influential and best-loved novelists in English literature. Austen’s genius was her cast of characters—so timeless and real that readers today recognize them in their own families and neighborhoods. Her book’s universal themes—love and hate, hope and disappointment, pride and prejudice, sense and sensibility—still tug at heartstrings today in cultures spanning the globe.
Austen wrote about daily life in England as she knew it, growing up a clergyman’s daughter among the upper class of landowners, providing readers with a window into the soul of a lively, imaginative, and industrious woman in an age when most women were often obscured. Jane Austen for Kids includes a time line, resources for further study, places to visit, and 21 enriching activities.
About the Author
Nancy I. Sanders is the author of many books, including Frederick Douglass for Kids, America's Black Founders,A Kid’s Guide to African American History, and Old Testament Days.
“Well researched and clearly written, this wide-format volume offers a good deal of pertinent information as well as activities for readers intrigued by Austen and her work.” —Booklist
“Clever hands-on activities…will absorb young readers in Austen’s world, providing a unique look at a woman from a time when most women lived behind-the-scenes lives.” --A Mighty Girl
“A very unique type of book!” --Austenesque Reviews
“An engaging read.” --Becky's Book Reviews
“Well researched and clearly written, this wide-format volume offers a good deal of pertinent information as well as activities for readers intrigued by Austen and her work.” --Booklist