|Most clever girl : how Jane Austen discovered her voice|
Author: Stirling, Jasmine A.
Follows Jane Austen's journey to hone her craft, finding her place in the world amid joys and sorrows, and writing her famous novels.
Kirkus Reviews (01/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 01/01/2021 This charming picture-book biography introduces young readers to Jane Austen. The text follows key events in Austen's life, showing how she drew material for novels from the real people and events unfolding around her as she made her way through proper 19th-century English society. Several quotes from Austen's writing are seamlessly integrated into the story, and the pleasingly busy illustrations create engaging backdrops. The book intends to help readers understand how Austen found her literary voice, and how her personal experiences, both happy times and hardships, helped her to create authentic characters that mattered to audiences. Back matter includes a more detailed account of her life, complete versions of the referenced quotes and where they can be found in Austen's books, both author and illustrator notes, a brief bibliography, and links to age-appropriate resources. The hand-drawn pictures and amusing narrative make this a fitting tribute to Austen, and readers should come away with an appreciation for her talent plus a good understanding of what a writer's voice is all about. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.