Book Reviews, Children's, Classics, Middle Grade

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen Children’s Stories) – Jane Austen, adapted by Gemma Barder

Publication Date: July 9, 2020 (UK) September 29, 2020 (US)
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Genre: Children’s Literature
Pages: 96
Dates Read: July 13, 2020
Format: eARC copy provided by Publisher



GoodReads Synopsis

“Mrs Bennet. is desperate to find rich husbands for her daughters, so the arrival of a charming new neighbour is welcome indeed. Sadly, the friend he brings with him is not. Mr Darcy seems to have even more pride than money. Nobody likes him – least of all Elizabeth Bennet. But not everyone is who they seem.

A beautifully illustrated adapted classic that will introduce children to the works of Jane Austen.”


My Review

5 STARS
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What an adorable version of my favorite classic!

I know that classics are often intimidating for even adults, let alone children. This was the perfect short and condensed version of Pride and Prejudice. I loved that they left quite a bit of the same wording in the dialogue. I feel that this is always a good thing for children so that they are always expanding their knowledge and vocabulary. Similarly though, some may find some of the wording to be too much for a small child. I would recommend this book is best for 8+ year olds for this reason.

The illustrations in the book were so cute! I thought the black and white sketches were simple and fun and fit the book very well. Highly impressed with this version and will definitely be buying a copy for my daughters collection!

Also, super impressed that it will be coming out in audiobook for children as well.

**Many thanks to NetGalley and Sweet Cherry Books for the advanced eARC for me and my daughters in exchange only for my honest thoughts and review.**

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