Friday, March 23, 2012

Pride & Prejudice & Jane Eyre as children's books?!?

I don't understand. How do you condense Jane Eyre into a children's book?

Especially an illustrated one? Do you leave out the part where Bertha Rochester stabs her brother with a knife, tries to burn Mr. Rochester in his bed, or finally succeeds in burning the top story of the mansion down in its entirety? Or do you just gloss over the whole wife is a raving lunatic locked in the attic? Or maybe you just leave out the whole polygamy part ...

Here's the item description:

Cultivate a love for classic literature with this sweet set of two books. Inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre, this darling duo is designed to help little ones learn to count with the help of two timeless tales.

Includes Little Miss Austen: Pride & Prejudice and Little Miss Bronte: Jane Eyre
Written by Jennifer Adams
Board book / 22 pages
Recommended for newborns to age three years

Don't get me wrong, I love Jane Eyre, I list it as one of my favorites. But it's a little twisted for a children's book, especially ages newborn to three years old.
If you are interested in purchasing these two books and letting me know how they've been made age appropriate, they are on sale for $11.99 at zuily today!

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