A Little Princess

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'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a story about a different kind of princess than one might imagine; a princess that is an orphan - lonely, cold, hungry and abused. Sara Crewe begins life as the beloved, pampered daughter of a rich man. When he dies a pauper, she is thrown on the non-existent mercy of her small-minded, mercenary boarding school mistress. Stripped of all her belongings but for one set of clothes and a doll, Sara becomes a servant of the household. Hated by the schoolmistress for her independent spirit, Sara becomes ...
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Overview

'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett is a story about a different kind of princess than one might imagine; a princess that is an orphan - lonely, cold, hungry and abused. Sara Crewe begins life as the beloved, pampered daughter of a rich man. When he dies a pauper, she is thrown on the non-existent mercy of her small-minded, mercenary boarding school mistress. Stripped of all her belongings but for one set of clothes and a doll, Sara becomes a servant of the household. Hated by the schoolmistress for her independent spirit, Sara becomes a pariah in the household, with only a few secretly loyal friends. But through her inner integrity and strength of will, Sara Crewe maintains the deportment, inner nobility and generous spirit of a "real" princess. 'A Little Princess' is a fabulous story of the triumph of human will, and good over evil.

Sara Crewe's whole world drastically changes when Miss Minchin, the mistress at her London boarding school, hears that Sara's father has died leaving her penniless.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781481822947
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Frances Eliza Hodgson was born in Cheetham, near Manchester, England. After her father died in 1852, the family eventually fell on straitened circumstances and in 1865 emigrated to the United States, settling near Knoxville, Tennessee. There, Frances began writing to help earn money for the family, publishing stories in magazines from the age of 19. In 1870 her mother died and in 1872 she married Swan Burnett, who became a medical doctor after which they lived in Paris for two years where their two sons were born before returning to the U.S. to live in Washington D.C. There she began to write novels, the first of which (That Lass o' Lowries), was published to good reviews. Little Lord Fauntleroy was published in 1886 and made her a popular writer of children's fiction, although her romantic adult novels written in the 1890s were also popular. She wrote and helped to produce stage versions of Little Lord Fauntleroy and A Little Princess. Burnett enjoyed socializing and lived a lavish lifestyle. Beginning in the 1880s, she began to travel to England frequently and bought a home there in the 1890s where she wrote The Secret Garden. Her oldest son, Lionel, died of tuberculosis in 1892, which caused a relapse of the depression she struggled with for much of her life. She divorced Swan Burnett in 1898 and married Stephen Townsend in 1900, and divorced him in 1902. Towards the end of her life she settled in Long Island, where she died in 1924 and is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, on Long Island. In 1936 a memorial sculpture by Bessie Potter Vonnoh was erected in her honour in Central Park's Conservatory Garden. The statue depicts her two famous Secret Garden characters, Mary and Dickon.
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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Lovely Classic- Girls will love it!

    A Little Princess, originally written by Frances Hodgson Burnett about a century ago is a classic, that girls of all ages will simply adore. A Little Princess tells the story of young, clever Sara Crewe, who arrives in England with her father from India, in order to attend Miss Minchin's School for Girls, which is a boarding school. At the school, Sara is richer than all the other girls and her room is filled with finery the other girls don't have. She even has her own maid, Mariette! She also becomes the smartest girl in school, which causes another girl, Lavinia Herbert, to hate Sara out of jealousy. But instead of being spoiled or bragging about her smarts, Sara compliments others on their own talents and strengths, and is not spoiled at all, but nice, and tries to help others in need. Sara even befriends a poor fourteen-year old scullery maid, Becky, and sara also tels stories to the other girls. She wins many friends, and soon the whole school, including mean, cranky Miss Minchin are calling Sara "princess". Soon, four years pass by at the school, and Sara is now ce;ebrating her eleventh birthday. But before the celebrating can begin, Miss Minchin is called to her office. Miss Minchin learns that Sara's father has died and he hadn't left any money to Sara, because he had lost all his money. Furious on everything she had spent for Sara's sake, Miss Minchin cacels the party and forces Sara to dress in rags and become a scullery maid, like Becky, nad luve in the attic. Sara now has to work very hard, and is very lonely. But when it seemed like Sara had lost everything, an unexpected twist of events come up, and Sara finds true happiness at last. I think this is an educational and entertaining classic for girls, since we can relate to it so well. Any girl out there who is looking for a classic to read, I highly recommend A Little Princess. It certainly deserves five stars! Thank you Frances Hodgson Burnett for such a wonderful and inspiring tale!

    21 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Best book

    I felt like this book should never end. Im 8 years old and im in 3rd grade. I felt very sad when sara crewe's father died. This book is the best book even though i didnt read it on my nook. Thank you for reading my review.

    18 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    Classic

    A Little Princess is a classic story of a rich little girl who is put under the care of a bitter, selfish schoolhouse matron. At first, the girl is treated as a star pupil; but when her father dies a ruined man, she is cruelly forced to become a servant of the schoolhouse—but her sweet, vibrant nature keeps her alive during these hard times. I have seen quite a few movie adaptations, but the book is much better than the movies. This is a good book for people of all ages to read.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Lizzy: a future author

    I got the dollar one, and although it had all the content, the formatting was completely screwed up. I'd say that this versions worth the money

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2010

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    Great Edition of a Great Classic Children's Book at a Great Price

    As my daughter is getting interested in more challenging literature, I have been looking for nice, long-lasting copies of some of my favorite children's classics. I was thrilled to find the Sandy Creek edition of 'A Little Princess' today at Barnes and Noble.

    This Edition: The 2009 Sandy Creek edition is hardback with a nice, classic cover with a reproduction of one of the eight full color (and possibly original) prints by Tasha Tudor included in the book. One of my favorite parts about the edition is that the cover art is printed right on the cover and not on a dust jacket. I'm too lazy to cover dust jackets like the library does, so the other books in our current collection have either lost or are on their way to losing their jackets, and the book underneath isn't as appealing. It was a breeze to remove the price tags from this cover, which bodes well for easy future cleaning. The book is just the right size and weight to hold comfortably and still fit into a purse or backpack. The paper inside is of a nice weight, but the edges are "rough cut" which, while more "original," I find annoying. Since I liked everything else about the book, it was easy for me to ignore this. The font is well spaced and easy to read - perhaps a size 12 font. This edition includes a List of Chapters, List of Illustrations, brief bio of the author and on the inner cover, a name plate for the owner. It is well made, ever so slightly old-fashioned, darling and exactly what I was looking for and at an astonishingly affordable price point.


    The Sandy Creek Collection: Much to my delight, not only did Sandy Creek do a fine job with Anne of Green Gables, but also with a host of other fantastic classic children's books, many of which were on my shopping list! The books are the same size as one another, have similarly colored and designed spines, and only differ by color and cover art. I also bought 'The Wind in the Willows,' 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'The Secret Garden' and hope to add 'Treasure Island,' 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' and more to my collections soon. It is a fine set at a great price.


    'A Little Princess:' I loved Frances Burnett books as a child and was recently reminded of them by an article about Katherine Paterson (Newbery Medal and National Book Award for Children's Literature winner and 2010 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature) in the NY Times where she lists Burnett as one of her great childhood literary influences. I've read 'Princess' and 'A Secret Garden' countless times as I've grown and am always as engrossed in their Victorian worlds as I was the first reading. Her heroines are imperfect; starting out spoiled, entitled and generally bratty but learning from harsh, honest, sugar-coating-free worlds how to make a way for themselves and grow into lovely, kind and self-sufficient ladies. I would recommend this story and edition to anyone building a library for their children or themselves.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2003

    Good book for kids

    this is a very good book for small children. I read the book to my daughter almost every night and she loves it.This book help brings on the imagination of little children around the globe.If you dont want to read it, consider watching the movie,its pretty good too.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Little Y

    So good made me cry

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Amazing

    I have seen many movie verisios of this book and retold stories of this book but i like all of them not like but love all of them i recomend this book to any young girls out there who like to read books with adventures and some twists in the middle if you are that girl then this is the book for you and for me

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Far far away

    I hate it. Somehow the climate is bad in india were sara and her father lived, so her father sent sara to this boarding school. Her father tells the mistress to give sara whatever she wants. (Those were his exact words) She is a friend to everyone and the only people who hate her are the mistress and the people who envy her. One day her father dies and he was broke at that time. Since they cant pay for sara's education the mistress sends her to become a servant. Her room is a spare in the attic and it just so happens that a friend of her fathers lives a window away serching for her. She lives with him for the rest of her life. End of story. How could someone have people to order her literily whatever she wants and not become snobby. Then she becomes popular. Frances was able to fit THAT into 200 pages. I would have used it as my firewood if it wasn't my teachers who made me read it.

    4 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2008

    An amazing book

    A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnet was a fantastic fiction book. I loved it because it really made me stop and think about everything I was reading. The characters were all very well developed and it was written so well that I was able to understand everything that was going on. New drama was starting after every chapter. <BR/>A Little Princess is set in London, England during the early 1900s. The protagonist, Sara Crewe, lost her father when she was in a boarding school and was forced to live in an attic. She could not decide what to do with herself or if she could run away. At the beginning of the story, Sara¿s father dropped her at a boarding school in England. She was treated like a princess because she came from a wealthy family. On her eleventh birthday, she receives the news of her father¿s death and loses everything. The headmistress of the school forces her to live in the attic and become a servant. While she is a servant, she has to make do with what she has. Frances Hodgson Burnet used extremely descriptive and sophisticated language in this book. She described her characters very well. <BR/>I would recommend this book to any girl who lost a parent or someone very important to them. They might benefit from reading this because they might be able to learn how to handle their situation.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    The little princess

    It is a great book. I recommend it.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Little princess

    This was a great book! But it does get sad during chapter 4. Just keep reading and it will get better. Sara Crewe had a wonderful life up to the age of 11. She went to a boarding school at 7. On Sara's 11th birthday, she learns her father is dead and left no money for her. Sara is forced to work like her friend, Becky. But then the story gets happier.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Love it!

    Love this book it rocks

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    Awesome

    Awesome

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Buy it nowwwwwwwwwwwwww

    Best book ever get it

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    By Tara Patterson

    It made me cry a lot! A classic, and my favorite book!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2011

    Nice

    The book was touching

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    A Little Princess

    This is my favorite book and I am so excited it is on Nook. I think it is a great story for everyone. It is a true riches-to-rags, rags-to-riches tale of the quaint little Sara Crewe.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Tht is awesime

    I used to be one! LOL

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2011

    Favorite Book

    A little Princess is my favorite book read it in fifth grade, but still read it to this day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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