Editha's Burglar: A Story for Children
1888. Burnett, began as a novelist, but she is now best remembered for her children's books including The Secret Garden and Sara Crewe (which was later rewritten to become The Little Princess). Her romance novels were also quite popular during her lifetime. The story begins: I will begin by saying that Editha was always rather a queer little girl, and not much like other children. She was not a strong, healthy little girl, and had never been able to run about and play; and, as she had no sisters, or brothers, or companions of her own size, she was rather old-fashioned, as her aunts used to call it. She had always been very fond of books, and had learned to read when she was such a tiny child, that I should almost be afraid to say how tiny she was when she read her first volume through. Her papa wrote books himself, and was also the editor of a newspaper; and, as he had a large library, Editha perhaps read more than was quite good for her. She lived in Long; and, as her mamma was very young and pretty, and went out a great deal, and her papa was so busy, and her governess only came in the morning, she was left to herself a good many hours in the day, and when she was left to herself, she spent the greater part of her time in the library reading her papa's big books, and even his newspapers. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Review: Editha's BurglarUser Review - Michael Bacon - Goodreads
Good children's book. Simple, short, and pleasant. Read full review
Review: Editha's BurglarUser Review - Heidi - Goodreads
Just realized that this book that was passed on to me is a first edition from 1888, given to my great-grandmother for Christmas in 1906. Read full review