One Book, One Chicago Fall 2005
- Sense and Sensibility (1811)
- Pride and Prejudice (1813)
- Mansfield Park (1814)
- Emma (1815)
- Persuasion (1817)
- Northanger Abbey (1817)
Republic of Pemberley
An excellent Jane Austen fan site that includes a guide to Pride and Prejudice with annotated, searchable text of the novel, along with a helpful list of characters, a guide to places and notes on various topics raised by the novel.
A site devoted to Jane Austen, with bibliographies, links to other Austen sites and extensive information about the Regency period.
Penguin Classics’ Reading Group guide
Background information and questions to get discussion started.
Jane Austen Society of North America
The society’s website is a good source of information on Austen events. They will be holding their 2008 general meeting in Chicago. Visit www.jasnailin.org for information on the Chicago chapter.
Pride and Prejudice Paper Dolls
Dress Miss Bennett and Mr. Darcy in period costumes.
Calendar for Pride and Prejudice
A detailed chronology of the events of the novel.
Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
The wonderland of works by the man whose real name was Charles L. Dodgson includes verses, sermons, fairy tales, math problems, and the stories of Alice and her adventures.
Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)
The Wind in the Willows creator used his own unhappy childhood and turned it into a fantasy that has made millions of others’ growing-up years more wonderful.
Thomas Hughes (1822-1896)
Because of his charming and rambunctious stories about Tom Brown’s days in school, Hughes’ writings are loved by generations. Because of his efforts to provide books to fire-ravaged Chicago, the children’s department at Harold Washington Library Center is named in his honor.
Edward Lear (1812-1888)
Lear was a poet and artist who penned funny, hopeful pieces full of birds, plants, animals and lots of nonsense, such as “The Owl and the Pussycat.”
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)
In spite of having written many more books for adults, it’s for his Chronicles of Narnia that Lewis is most read and revered.
E. Nesbit (1858-1924)
Edith Nesbit’s Bastable family is just one example of her imaginative creations that helped to usher in a new century and style of children’s literature.
John Newbery (1713-1767)
The man for whom the Newbery Medal is named wrote many entertaining and educational books and is also credited with publishing the first-ever magazine for children.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
From A Child’s Garden of Verses to Treasure Island, Stevenson continues to influence childhood dreams and quests to this day.
David Almond (1951- )
Beginning with his first novel for young adults, Skellig, Almond has won many major awards and set the stage for many mysterious, mystical and supernatural stories to come.
Michael Bond (1926- )
Paddington is one of the most beloved and recognizable bears in all of literature, and Bond one of the most adept and satisfying authors.
Kevin Brooks (1959- )
Brooks always masterfully places his postmodern teen characters in tough and gritty challenges, and yet they always triumph through self-reliance and determination to thrive.
Kevin Crossley-Holland (1941- )
From King Arthur to East Anglia, Crossley-Holland has introduced and reintroduced traditional Anglo-Saxon folktales, myths and legends to the world through his skilled and captivating writing.
Roald Dahl (1916-1990)
If there were no Roald Dahl we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of meeting Willy Wonka, James would never have had a giant peach, the Twits would still be unhappily married and the BFG would Be Forgotten and Gone.
Brian Jacques (1939- )
The gentlebeasts of Jacques’ amazingly imagined Redwall Abbey inhabit a world where good and evil battle each other and good always wins.
Philip Pullman (1946- )
Dramatic and funny, suspenseful and adventurous, readers yearn to follow Pullman into his masterfully created worlds to see what histories and fantasies await them.
Louise Rennison (1951- )
The exploits recorded in teenage Georgia Nicolson’s desperate, devious and devastatingly droll diary entries are based on author Rennison’s own teenage experiences.
J.K. Rowling (1966- )
As one of the bestselling authors of all time, Rowling has undeniably created, in Harry Potter, a character, a story and a literary legacy for the ages.
Jacqueline Wilson (1945- )
Britain’s current Children’s Laureate, Wilson again and again shares winning characters who are brave, plucky—and sometimes bad—girls growing up and learning about life and love the fun way.