Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen
Publisher: Balzer & Bray (HarperCollins)
This book is exquisite. It is non-fiction at its absolute best. Relatable to kids, easy to understand language, and illustration perfection. I cannot day enough good things about this one. If you haven’t seen it yet, go check it out. You will love it.
Ok so here’s what I’m talking about. See the boys fooling around while the father reads aloud?! So relatable! It makes this distant world that Jane grew up in seem so much more familiar. And the language isn’t overly verbose or extravagant.
Can you take your eyes off of these illustrations?! They’re beautiful! The delicacy perfectly matches the subject matter. Just gorgeous.
And how about this fun fact: I posted this on Instagram first and the author responded telling us about the hidden image of this very book included in the illustrations. See the girl at the forefront reading? Isn’t that awesome?!
This is the complete package. 😍