A Little Princess

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Penguin Adult, May 14, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 293 pages
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Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in.

But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs?

With deeply poignant introduction written by bestselling author of Chinese Cinderella, A Little Princess is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.

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User Review  - SueinCyprus - LibraryThing

Lovely book set in Victorian England. Eight-year-old Sara Crewe is sent to school while her father works abroad. Despite horrendous problems, Sara stays firm in her integrity and love. At times she's ... Read full review

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User Review  - savaran - LibraryThing

this is Sara's story.She was very rich and kind girl.But one day she lost her father and money.She has to work hard!and... I think i want to become a people like her. Because she is always kind.It is difficult to have a mind to treat everyone equal. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Frances Hodgson Burnett lived from 1849 to 1924. She was born in Manchester and lived in great poverty after the death of her father in 1853. She escaped the horror of her surroundings by writing stories and often returned to a rags-to-riches or a riches-to-rags theme. In 1865 her family accepted a relative's invitation to emigrate to America. They were still poor but the wide open spaces of Tennesssee were better than the slums of Manchester. Frances had to earn money so began writing short pieces for American magazines. In 1873 she married Dr Swan Burnett, and it was under her married name that she became a world-famous children's writer.

Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote over forty books; the two that are best-known today are The Secret Garden and Little Lord Fauntleroy. In later life she became rather eccentric, turned to spiritualism and mystic cults and took to wearing frilly clothes and titian-coloured wigs – this earned her the nickname 'Fluffy'.

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