Where's Jane?: Find Jane Austen Hidden in her Stories
Where’s Jane? is a search and find book of scenes from some of Jane Austen’s most loved novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion and Emma.
The high amount of detail and things to spot in each scene, paired with plot summaries of each novel, makes this a very enjoyable read. Scenes of English houses, balls, picnics and towns, packed with people dressed in Regency period clothing, fill the pages.
A perfect introduction to Jane Austen, or for fans of period dramas, search and finds, and intricate drawings with lots of little people doing things. Suitable for 9+
Can you find Jane Austen hidden in ten scenes from her beloved novels? This beautiful new book introduces young children to Austen's intriguing Georgian and Regency-era world, filled with all the makings of the best stories - sparky humour, legendary showdowns, secrets, love and triumph.
Children spot the main characters in ten major scenes from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. First read a snappy synopsis of the story, then explore key stages through a simple, illustrated narrative as you meet the main characters. Next absorb the wonderfully detailed illustrations as you search for the characters and the elusive author in the big and bustling main artworks.
Katy Dockrill creates the fun and engaging scenes that house Jane's immortal characters, from imperious Lady Catherine to timid Fanny Price, wicked Mr Wickham to sensible Elinor Dashwood, and proud Mr Darcy to feisty Elizabeth Bennet. Getting to know them all will keep young readers enthralled for hours.
Rebecca Smith is a Teaching Fellow in English and Creative Writing at the University of Southampton. She is the author of three novels: The Bluebird Cafe (2001), Happy Birthday and All That (2003) and A Bit of Earth (2006), as well as two nonfictionbooks - Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas and The Jane Austen Writers' Club (2016). Her first novel for children was Shadow Eyes, and Where's Jane? is her first picture book. Rebecca is Jane Austen's great-great-great-great-great-niece.