Penguin Workshop, 2017
Although Jane Austen's works were first published anonymously and brought her little personal recognition, today they are rarely out of print and have inspired movies, television shows and mini-series, literary anthologies, and many other adaptations all around the world. Her writing--principally her five novels--is a critique of the British landed gentry at the end of the eighteenth century, and often a comment on the pursuit of a "good match" in matters of marriage. Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Northhanger Abbeyremain her most famous works. Who Was Jane Austen? reveals the life of this most private author.
I enjoyed the drawings on most of the pages. I thought they kept the information fresh and interesting. However, I think that Who Was Jane Austen? made the author look almost desperate to get married. Everything else that I have seen didn’t present her that way. I think that this is a good book for kids to learn about Jane Austen, but it wasn’t my favorite.