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Sunday, May 22, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: A Little Princess

TITLE: A Little Princess
AUTHOR: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tasha Tudor
PUBLISHER: HarperTrophy

DATE OF PUBLICATION: December 20, 1987 (first published 1905)
FORMAT: Paperback, 245 pages

GENRE: Juvenile Fiction, Classics, Historical Fiction
ISBN: 978-0064401876

Written by British-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid. Her own fierce determination to maintain her dignity and remain a princess inside has intrigued and delighted readers for almost a hundred years, even inspiring a recent popular feature film.
I read this book aloud to my daughters.

We loved it! I don't remember reading this one as a child, so it was a new one for me.

Sara Crewe is such an inspiration to all young girls! Even when she was treated horribly by Miss Minchin and some of the other girls, she still carried herself with dignity and respect. I had tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat when I read how she gave five of her buns to the beggar girl on the street and kept only one for herself. What kindness and generosity!

This book is a treasure. This book teaches the values that I want my girls to have. This is a classic to keep and read again!

MY RATING: 5 stars!!

This book qualifies as:
#31 for my 2011 100+ Reading Challenge
#2 for my Classics Challenge 2011
#3 for my What's in a Name IV Challenge
#4 for my 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up


  1. I totally love this book!! Great blog but where can I follow?

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