Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen

Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson, illustrated by Qin Leng, is the story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl. Beautiful illustrations in vibrant watercolors bring Jane's story to life. The biography is a well-done introduction to this famous author for a group of readers who won't have read her books. Hopkinson constructs a clear timeline that shows how Jane was destined to be a writer from a young age. The illustrations and the text perfectly complement each other. (Non-Fiction)