Jan of the Windmill A Story of the Plains

By: Juliana Horatia Ewing
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Jan of the Windmill" by Juliana Horatia Ewing is a delightful blend of children's fiction and social commentary, offering a heartwarming glimpse into rural English life in the 19th century. The novel follows the titular character, Jan, a kind-hearted and resourceful boy who grows up in the idyllic surroundings of a windmill in the English countryside. Despite facing hardships and adversity, Jan's indomitable spirit and unwavering optimism endear him to readers as he navigates the challenges of poverty, loss, and societal prejudice. Ewing's vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling transport readers to a bygone era, where they witness Jan's adventures, friendships, and triumphs. Through Jan's eyes, readers gain insight into the struggles of the working class during a time of rapid industrialization and social change. At its core, "Jan of the Windmill" is a coming-of-age story that celebrates the power of resilience, community, and compassion. Ewing's timeless tale continues to resonate with readers of all ages, reminding us of the enduring importance of empathy and understanding in an ever-changing world. With its charming characters and timeless themes, "Jan of the Windmill" remains a classic of children's literature, cherished for its warmth, humor, and profound insight into the human experience.

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Juliana Horatia Ewing

Juliana Horatia Ewing was an English storyteller. Her writings demonstrate a sympathetic understanding of children's lives, a love of all things military, and a profound religious conviction. Julie Gatty was the second of ten children born to the Rev. Alfred Gatty, Vicar of Ecclesfield in Yorkshire, and Margaret Gatty, a children's author. Their children were primarily educated by their mother, although Julie was often the driving force behind their different pursuits, such as acting and botany. Later, she was in charge of establishing a village library in Ecclesfield and assisted in the parish with her three sisters. Her first articles were published in Charlotte Mary Yonge's periodical The Monthly Packet. Julie married Major Alexander Ewing (1830-1895) of the Army Pay Corps on June 1, 1867. He was a pianist, composer, and translator who was also a devout churchgoer and shared his wife's passion for books. Within a week of their marriage, the Ewings were on their way to Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, where he had been assigned. They stayed for two years before returning to England in 1869, where they spent eight years in the army town of Aldershot. Despite the fact that her husband was moved overseas again, this time to Malta in 1879 and Sri Lanka in 1881, Ewing's health prevented her from accompanying him.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 216 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362207400
  • ISBN-13: 9789362207401
  • Item Weight: 324g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 12.1mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Juvenile Nonfiction / History