How I wonder what you are. . .
Did you ever wonder who wrote that famous verse?
In the days when most girls were brought up to run a home, Jane Taylor had a different education in the English countryside, where she was inspired by nature, and dreamed of becoming a writer. But in the late 1700s, it was not considered proper for women to be writers. Jane and other female poets were shunned, unable to use their own names when published. But Jane did write, and she never forgot her love for the beauty of nature and the glow of stars, or her desire to write for children. Her published poetry became universally known for generations to come: Twinkle, twinkle little star.
This gorgeous picture book biography features stunning artwork and ample backmatter including the full text of “The Star” by Jane Taylor.
By Elizabeth Brown, Illustrated by Becca Stadlander. Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books. Hardcover picture book, 40 pages.