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A Little Princess

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  • Author: Frances Burnett
  • ISBN: 9789699903052
  • Publisher: Ilqa Publications
  • Format: Paperback – 240
  • Language: English


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A timeless Cinderella story, A Little Princess is one of the best-loved children’s classics of all time. A heartwarming tale that champions the power of imagination.

‘I’d read Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden and loved it – so I tried A Little Princess and liked it even more!’ – Jacqueline Wilson

‘Sara Crewe is a Cinderella figure… She is intelligent and good humoured with an infectious warmth that embraces the lowliest of her new acquaintances. The sunshine continues when impoverishment and drudgery befall her and she relies on her private fantasies to preserve her natural zest for life’ – Guardian

‘It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.’

When Sara Crewe is sent to Miss Minchin’s school for young ladies, her indulgent father provides for her as if she were a little princess. But although her toys and clothes are the envy of the other girls, Sara’s kindness and gift for storytelling soon win her lots of friends. Then, the tragic news arrives that her father has died penniless and, without wealth or a guardian, Sara is at the mercy of Miss Minchin. Forced to work from dawn until dusk as the school’s unpaid servant, she looks over the rooftops from her damp attic room and dreams of a better life. All is not lost: she has friends, courage and imagination – maybe that’s all she really needs.

Author Biography

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England, but moved to America as a teenager. “Little Lord Fauntleroy” was published in 1886 and was dramatized during Burnett’s lifetime. The story lives on today in videos and movies. Though she began writing novels for adults, she gained lasting success writing for children. She is best known for “Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess” (1905), and “The Secret Garden” (1911).

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