Jane Austen by Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Today, I am sharing with you Jane Austen by Isabel Sanchez Vegara. This book was recently published on June 5th, I received a Digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  

From the publisher, New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the remarkable life of Jane Austen, the British novelist, in this true story of her life. Little 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 write in bound notebooks and craft her own novels. As an adult, Jane secretly created stories that shone a light on the British upper classes and provided a witty social commentary of the time, creating a new dialogue for female characters in books. With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!

I absolutely love the books: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, and Emma. So I was delighted, when given the opportunity to read a biographical picture book on her life. Having a children's book on Jane Austen means, I can share about this incredible writer with my students and my daughter! 

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The focus on the book were topics relevant to what children would like to know: family, hobbies, and how she became a writer. Here we learn that Jane was the youngest of eight children, loved to read books, and was dissatisfied with being a girl due to all the limitations she had. Jane's love for reading books, was a spark for wanting to become a writer. When given an upsetting event in her life, she took pen to paper and wrote her first novel, Pride & Prejudice. The book ends with a timeline of Jane Austen's life, a short synopsis, and resources that you may find more about her.

Mª ISABEL SÃNCHEZ VERGARA was born in Barcelona, Spain, is a writer and creative director in constant search of new concepts for children's books. Working for more than fifteen years for clients in top advertising agencies, her books combine creativity with learning, aiming to establish a new and fresh relationship between children and pop culture. 

I read this book as a part of my #BookaDay Reading Challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller. My goal is to read at least one children's literature book every weekday and share my thoughts here on my blog. Please feel free to subscribe or connect with me on social media to follow my journey through the books I read. Until next time ...


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