Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life, Writings, and World, with 21 Activities
Jane Austen for kids is a wonderful book that gives an insight into Jane’s life, books and even how life was in the Georgian Era.
Jane’s family was part of the Gentry high-class status in the Georgian Era. As a child Jane grew up to love books and writing, she even wrote short stories in little notebooks. She liked playing games like cup and ball, and Spilikens, a game we know better as pick-up-sticks. The chapters go into detail about her schooling, her small stories as a child and young teen. The book is really fun because it shows various activities from the Georgian Era like learning cricket, hosting a tea party and growing an English kitchen garden.
Another chapter tells us more about her childhood and hobbies. Other than reading and writing, I found out that Jane enjoyed the piano, singing, and dancing. The last chapter of the book goes into her most well-known pieces, Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility. It provides short summaries that have inspired me to read her works. Many more activities in the book include learning to dance, social etiquette, designing a coat of arms, even curling your hair in the style of Jane Austen. I would recommend this wonderful book for kids eleven and up.
|Author||Nancy I. Sanders|
|Page Count||144 pages|
|Publisher||Chicago Review Press|
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