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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  

A Little Princess

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This book about a little girl ,who after the death of her father is forced to work as a maid in the school where she was once a parlour boarder, had a profound effect on my imagination. I was transfixed by the scene where Sara Crewe wakes up to find that her drafty garret has been transformed into a bedroom fit for a princess. I read those chapters every night for about three years. It was a great training for my career in makeover tv.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Sara Crewe, left a penniless orphan when her father dies out in India, is banished from the schoolroom of Miss Minchin's Select Seminary to the attic. Here she comforts herself by pretending to be a princess (a wonderful piece of play acting) and befriends a beggar girl. Sara's luck changes again. There is money left for her. she is a pauper no longer. Full oi sentiment and pathos, the story of Sara Crewe cannot fail to move its readers.
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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

'I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one' Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her. She must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her new found poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?


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'I pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like one'. Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her. She must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her new found poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation? BACKSTORY: Read why Jacqueline Wilson loves this book and find out which pupil of Sara's school you are most like.'


About the Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.

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Publication date

6th September 2012

Author

Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Publisher

Vintage Children's Classics an imprint of Vintage

Format

Paperback
352 pages
Interest Age: From 9 to 11 years

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Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9780099573722

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