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

Title: Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen Children’s Stories)
Author: Jane Austen, Gemma Barder
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Sweet Cherry Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: July 9, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


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.


Mrs. Bennet wants to marry each of her five daughters to rich men. When Mr. Bingley moves into their town, she thinks he will be perfect for one of her daughters. Mr. Bingley brought his wealthy friend Mr. Darcy, who is very proud. Elizabeth Bennet instantly doesn’t like Mr. Darcy, when she overhears him speaking about her and her family. However, people aren’t always what they seem at first sight.

This story is an abbreviated version of Pride and Prejudice for children. It tells the story in simpler language that children would be able to understand. All of the major plot points were in the story. Many of the memorable quotes were also used, though in different places in the story, including the famous first line.

There were some beautiful illustrations to go along with the story. Most of the girls were drawn in the same style, so they all looked the same. Since the pictures usually illustrated the current scene, I could figure out which characters were in the picture. It would have been easier to differentiate if the five sisters had different appearances.

This is a great children’s version of Jane Austen’s classic novel.

Thank you Sweet Cherry Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Emma (Jane Austen Children’s Stories) by Jane Austen, Gemma Barder

Have you read Pride and Prejudice? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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