Deborah Hopkinson shows what it was like during Jane Austen's time. They didn't have electronics and entertained themselves. She introduces Jane as the shy girl that she was, but had a cleverness to her. She noticed the things people would do or say and noted them. Eventually she would use these notes to write classic and powerful novels.
This book was a great biography of Jane Austen and teaches that you should always follow your dreams. I really loved how there was a timeline in the back of the book and famous quotes from her novels. It also shows how Jane's fascination with books was encouraged by her father because he knew she had it in her.
Final Verdict: ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY JANE AUSTEN teaches that just because you're ordinary, doesn't mean you can't do extraordinary things. It's the perfect novel to teach what things were like before electronics and I would recommend it to any child who's willing to listen.