A Little Princess

A Little Princess

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by Frances Hodgson Burnett
     
 

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Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinary wealthy man. So Miss Minchin, headmistress of Sara's new boarding school in London, is pleased to treat Sara as her star pupil--a pampered little princess.

But suddenly, one dreadful day, Sara's world collapses around her. All of her lovely things are taken from her

Overview

Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinary wealthy man. So Miss Minchin, headmistress of Sara's new boarding school in London, is pleased to treat Sara as her star pupil--a pampered little princess.

But suddenly, one dreadful day, Sara's world collapses around her. All of her lovely things are taken from her and she is forbidden to associate with her friends. Her father has died penniless in India.

Miss Minchin can now show her greedy and meanspirited nature to its fullest. The little princess is reduced to a shabby drudge. But Sara does not break, and with the help of a monkey, an Indian lascar, and the strange, ailing gentleman next door, she not only survives her sufferings but help those around her.

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From the Publisher

"I'm not sure I could have survived childhood without Frances Hodgson Burnett."  —Meg Rosoff, author, How I Live Now

"Instead of a rags to riches story, this is a riches to rags story . . . a good, girly read."  —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Best Friends

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905716043
Publisher:
CRW Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Edition description:
New
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,046,996
Product dimensions:
3.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (24 November 1849 - 29 October 1924) was an English playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (published in 1885-6), "A Little Princess" (1905), and "The Secret Garden" (1911).

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 US 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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Little Princess 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 67 reviews.
Annika Downey More than 1 year ago
very good...hardly any typing errors,good font,and good storyline.The only thing i have against it is that it does not navigate very well.Also,unlike most ebooks,you can't click on ,for instance, 'chapter fourteen' and from there automatically navigate to that chapter.otherwise,i say uut is a great book,held my attention well,and very sweet.i definitely reccomend this book for people of all ages,especially those who love to read stpriesset in a historical time a long,long while ago.veey good!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so inspirational and i read this when iwas little and i idolized little sara crewe. I would recommend this book to anyone
LyraJ More than 1 year ago
The book is fine but there's a problem with the formatting in this version and it's just too distracting to try and read. All the lines are cut short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! I borrowed it from the libbrary o n mie nook!is awesome.just plain awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! It is touching also yet it tells the story of a girl's life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Super awesome, like totally!!!! I mean, who doesn't like this? Whatev
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Lo v Thi Boo Ver Goo Lov It
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love how sara has such a great imagination
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Cute!!!!!!!!
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I've read this book before, and I loved it. It is a great story, all the way through. There are a few parts that are a little sad, but there are just as many happy parts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So cool! I love the part were she gets adopted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book and want it on my nook soooo bad!!!""
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This book was very good. I would rate it more than five stars if I could! It is about a seven-year-old girl named Sara whos father workes in India. She is what people would call "spoiled", but the truth is that her father is filthy rich and loves Sara so. Entering her into boarding school, th father tells the headmistress to give Sara anything her heart desires and he will pay for everything at the end of the year. Making friends only with the lower-popular girls, Sara finds out from the headmistress her father is dead. She is put to servant work with her friend Becky. I will never spoil the ending for you, but besides that short half summary, this book is one of the best books i have ever read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was awsome!!!! Some parts really moved me. I do like the movie better though. Anyways, you should still read this book!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever :)
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I loved this book u must read it!!!!!
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Awesome!!!!
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