Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775 to 1818) is one of the most widely read and loved authors of all time. Her novels tell stories about the gentry and upper classes in the England of her time, and are full of humour and drama, wonderful characters, love and happy endings. Perhaps the best known novel is Pride and Prejudice, with the heroine Elizabeth and her hero, Darcy. Other novels include Emma, and Sense and Sensibility.

Fun facts: Despite the romantic happy endings in her novels, Jane never married but lived a very simple life with her parents and her beloved sister Cassandra, sharing a small bedroom and writing each day on a tiny table in the dining room of their cottage. Although her books were popular while she lived, very few people knew that she was an author and her books were all published anonymously. As she wrote, she watched out of the window so that if any of her neighbours came visiting, she could hide her writing away.

"If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next."
Jane Austen

Jane Austen Notebooking Page

Jane Austen Notebooking Page

Here we've got two Jane Austen notebooking pages for older children, the first with space for an illustration (pictured below) and the second with lines throughout.

Jane Austen Poster

Jane Austen Poster

A simple illustrated poster of Jane Austen for younger children. It makes a nice front page for a project!

Jane Austen Worksheet

Jane Austen Worksheet

Encourage children to find out a little about Jane Austen by researching the answers to the first few questions. They can then think about what they've learned by answering the final questions. I would love to talk to Jane about the inspiration for her wonderful characters...

Jane Austen Writing Page

Jane Austen Writing Page

The kids can use our printable to write about Jane Austen's life and books - or perhaps to write a letter to her... Choose from two versions, black and white or coloured.

Learn to Draw Jane Austen

Learn to Draw Jane Austen

Just for fun, kids can learn to draw their own portrait of Jane Austen, dressed in the appropriate clothes for her period. Just follow along with our step by step tutorial.

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