Monday, March 19, 2018

Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel by Lisa Pliscou - OPTIONAL

Pliscou, Lisa Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel Illustrated by Jen Corace PICTURE BOOK Christy Ottaviano Books, 2018. $18. Content: G.  

Jane Austen lived in England in the late 1700’s with her family of six brothers, a sister and her parents.  Her father ran a school at their home, and they had a farm so Jane was always surrounded by learning and work.  As she grew up, she became aware of the differences afforded women and she also learned that she liked to write.  When she wrote she made her characters disobedient and spunky and her books became popular and were published.  She died when she was forty-one.  

This is a biography on the author Jane Austen.  This an interesting book for readers who love Austen’s works, as they are often times referenced throughout, but I’m not sure younger reader will be interested in this text heavy picture book biography.  It seems like this book would work better in a high school class to introduce the author before reading one of her works.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL; HS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.    

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