Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl

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Product Details

Price
$17.98  $16.54
Publisher
Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Publish Date
Pages
40
Dimensions
7.7 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.92 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062373304

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About the Author

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, winner of the International Literacy Association Award; Girl Wonder, winner of the Great Lakes Book Award; and Apples to Oregon, a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt of Night. She lives in Oregon. Visit her online at DeborahHopkinson.com.
Qin Leng is a designer and illustrator known for her illustrations of children books. She graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork. Throughout her career, Qin has illustrated picture books, magazines and book covers with publishers around the world. Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and received the APALA Award for best picture book. She lives in Toronto, with her husband and her son.

Reviews

"A charming account of pride and persistence."--Publishers Weekly
"Hopkinson's light, conversational tone and obvious appreciation for her subject combine with Qin's lively ink-and-watercolor illustrations to create an engaging portrait of this talented writer. A perfectly pitched celebration of an esteemed author."--Kirkus Reviews
A lively take on a woman who, despite publishing conventions that favored male writers, refused to let her authorial voice remain mute. This manages to successfully introduce Austen's characteristic wit and social commentary to an audience who would otherwise be too young to digest the original works. A delightful read.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This is an up-close introduction to Austen...[and] a story of a girl's empowerment."--Booklist