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Book Review: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen Children’s Stories) (ARC)

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher Sweet Cherry Publishing for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Title: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen Children’s Stories)

Author: Jane Austen, Gemma Barder (adapted by)

Expected publication: July 9th, 2020


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.

I don’t usually read children’s books and as an adult I haven’t read many of them so I will not rate it by stars. However, I definitely enjoyed this so this review is a positive one.

This is a part of Jane Austen’s illustrated children’s books collection by Sweet Cherry Publishing and other than Pride and Prejudice, it includes seven more books all of which include audiobooks.

Even though I don’t usually read children’s books, I enjoyed this one a lot. It was such a cute story with beautiful illustrations and a very important message that we have to send to our children: money and fame is not important, love is.

I’ve never actually read Pride and Prejudice because I’m not a big fan of classics. They are just not for me and I’m always scared they will bore me. But this was a great prelude to the original book because it delivers short, fun and whimsical introduction to the classic so I might even pick up the original book at some point.

It is definitely written for older children because of a bit more complex language and the nature of the whole plot.

The story is an interesting one. Of a mother who wants to marry her daughters of to rich and successful men, even though they are not all as they seem and it doesn’t matter if her daughter’s don’t love them. But Elizabeth won’t hear of it, she doesn’t care for their money, only for their respect and love.

I think it’s important for young girls to know what’s important in life, it’s not only marrying rich (as many parents still teach young people in my country), because you need to find someone whose mind you can love in as well. Also, becoming successful yourself is far more important than marrying someone of that sort. So be smart, stay in school and fight for what you want!

Once my niece is older I will definitely buy her this. It’s a really interesting story and definitely educational.


5 thoughts on “Book Review: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen Children’s Stories) (ARC)

  1. When I was a child, I always thought Classic meant boring. Then, when I was about twelve, I read Little Women and my sense of what a classic was changed to a recognition that it was a designation for books that many felt had stood the test of time. I would just suggest that if you find the right classic book, there is every chance that you might enjoy it. Let me know.

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    1. I totally agree with you. To be honest, the only time I had to read classics was in high school and since we had to read a lot of them, I couldn’t really enjoy them (except for Russian lit, I really loved that). And now I’m so scared that if I pick a classic up I won’t like it and I will just waste my time. But I really need to get out of my comfort zone so I might pick up something interesting! 🙂


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