Her Heart Did Whisper
In a time of formal dances, courtyard courtships, and strict ideas about a woman’s role in the world, Jane Austen looked at the England around her and created unforgettable art. Before she was the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, Jane Austen was a young woman wrestling with society’s expectations and challenges of the heart. Her own story involves choices that changed literary history—and perhaps even the choice to walk away from love. This graphic imagining of Jane Austen’s youth includes her creative awakening and her much-speculated-upon encounters with Tom Lefroy, a brash law student. Jane Austen: Her Heart Did Whisper is a vision of the thrills and pains of young romance, the bonds of sisterhood, and the decisions that make a person who she is.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Genre||Graphic Novels, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Graphic Universe ™|
|Number of Pages||96|
Author, Illustrator: Manuela Santoni
Manuela Santoni is an illustrator and a cartoonist living in Fonte Nuova in Rome, Italy. Passionate about graphic novels and comics, Santoni works as a freelancer, creates books for children, and publishes her online comic Nowhere Fast at Verticomics.
- Children’s Book Committee at the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature Best Children’s Books of the Year
“An engaging, creative addition to Austen’s many biographies.”—Booklist
“Young readers new to Austen will enjoy speculating on their romance and will admire Jane’s strength in an era that gave women very few options. A loose black-and-white illustration style gives a nice fluidity to the story and fits Jane’s personality. . . . [L]ovely.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A good choice where Janeites are plentiful.”—School Library Journal