A Little Princess

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Dorling Kindersley Pub., Feb 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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This retelling of the well-known classic is both charming and accessible to younger readers. "I do sometimes pretend I am a princess, so that I can try and behave like a proper one." When wealthy Sara Crewe first arrives at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies, she is treated like a princess. But when Sara descends into poverty and is forced to work as a lowly servant, she needs all her courage and imagination to remain a princess at heart. This Young Classics edition explores the real world behind A Little Princess. Photography sets the scene without intruding on the story, and brings A Little Princess to life for a new generation of children.

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Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester, England. After emigrating with her family to the US, she began to write plays and novels, including the children's classics Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. A Little Princess was published in book form in 1905. Lucy Coats is a writer and adapter of children's books, and her world includes a retelling of Heidi for the DK Classic Readers series. This delightful adaptation of A Little Princess captures the charm of the original. Tim Clarey studied illustration at Falmouth College of Arts, England. He has illustrated numerous children's books and covers for adult fiction, and teaches illustration at Falmouth College. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and two daughters.

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