Jane Austen - Little People, Big Dreams Picture Book
This colour illustrated hardback picture book is a fantastic way to acquaint young readers with one of Britain's favourite writers - Jane Austen.
It tells how 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 create her own novels. As an adult, Jane created stories that shone a light on the English upper classes and provided a witty social commentary of the time, creating a new dialogue for female characters in books.
At the back of this book there is a facts and photo section to support the story told (great for parents and older children hungry for a few more details).
This delightful series (Little People, Big Dreams) introduces young readers to outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. Also in this series - Emmeline Pankhurst, Maya Angelou, Coco Chanel and Frida Kahlo.
Recommended for children 5 - 8 years.
Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara and illustrated by Katie Wilson.