A Little Princess (Vintage Children's Classics) (Paperback)
Includes character guide, author's introduction, Jacqueline Wilson on her love of the book, character and book quizzes, author info, glossary, and A Little Princess activities
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 and she must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her newfound poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?
About the Author
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) emigrated to the U.S. in 1865. She wrote more than 40 books; the best-known today are Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.
• "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
• "Generations of children have fallen in love with the story of Sara Crewe, the little girl who imagines she's a princess in order to survive the hard times." --Daily Mail