The Definite Guide to

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Written by Deborah Hopkinson and illustrated by Qin Leng
Published by Balzer + Bray
1234567
6.0
- Bookroo Rating
$17.99
List Price
4-8
Target Age
Picture
Book Type

What's This Book About

Publisher Summary

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.

What Kind of Book is Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Themes:
Jane Austen

Who Wrote Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Who Illustrated Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

illustrator
Qin Leng

Coming soon!

View Illustrator

What Has Deborah Hopkinson Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Deborah Hopkinson know that we want more details from them about Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen!

What Has Qin Leng Said About This Book

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Qin Leng know that we want more details from them about Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen!
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

The Book Snob Mom
Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl
The Book Snob Mom's Rating
1234567
6.0

Beautifully illustrated in dreamy watercolor, this is a well-written and engaging tale of Jane Austen's life that not only gives her life's history in an approachable way, but also explains how she broke conventions to write about the ordinary rather than the dramatic, making it extraordinary in the way she wrote about it.

Book Lists That Include Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

More Books From These Creatives

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek book
5.0
Abraham Lincoln
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek
coping with failure
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
America · civil rights movement
Sweet Land of Liberty
friendship · community · game · making friends · panda
Mine. Yours.

What Books to Read Next

Emma book
6.0
Jane Austen · classic literature · valentines · anger · feelings and emotions · inspired by classic literature · happiness
Emma
Pride & Prejudice book
5.8
Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · Jane Austen · sisters · classic literature · numbers · counting · inspired by classic literature · female role models
Pride & Prejudice
Lit for Little Hands: Pride and Prejudice book
5.6
Jane Austen · classic literature · interactive · sisters · family · inspired by classic literature
Lit for Little Hands: Pride and Prejudice
Goodnight Mr. Darcy book
5.0
Goodnight Moon parodies · Jane Austen · calming reads for bedtime · bedtime · inspired by classic literature · love · dance
Goodnight Mr. Darcy
Little People, Big Dreams: Jane Austen book
4.8
female role models · Jane Austen
Little People, Big Dreams: Jane Austen
Cozy Classics: Pride & Prejudice book
4.8
inspired by classic literature · Jane Austen
Cozy Classics: Pride & Prejudice
Sense & Sensibility book
4.5
Jane Austen · classic literature · feelings and emotions · opposites · inspired by classic literature
Sense & Sensibility
books made into movies · Jane Austen · sisters
Pride and Prejudice