Most Clever Girl (A Most Clever Girl) How Jane Austen Discovered Her Voice

a most clever girl

For fans of I Dissent and She Persisted -- and Jane Austen fans of all ages -- a picture book biography about the beloved and enduring writer and how she found her unique voice.

Witty and mischievous Jane Austen grew up in a house overflowing with words. As a young girl, she delighted in making her family laugh with tales that poked fun at the popular novels of her time, stories that featured fragile ladies and ridiculous plots. Before long, Jane was writing her own stories-uproariously funny ones, using all the details of her life in a country village as inspiration.

In times of joy, Jane's words burst from her pen. But after facing sorrow and loss, she wondered if she'd ever write again. Jane realized her writing would not be truly her own until she found her unique voice. She didn't know it then, but that voice would go on to capture readers' hearts and minds for generations to come.---from the publisher

48 pages                          978-1547601103                      Ages 5-9

Keywords:  biography, author, finding your voice, creative writing, writing process, women, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Language Arts Curriculum, narrative nonfiction


This picture book biography of Jane Austen is a pleasing blend of text and illustrations. Quotes from Austen's works are woven into the story of her life building a connection between Jane and her characters.

Recommended by:  Suzanne Costner, Librarian, Tennessee USA

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