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A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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A little princess (1905)

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.
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Burnett, though her life was rather different than Sara or Mary of her books, really got some things. She really got, for example, poverty and the devastating effects it has. ( )
  OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
As a child I read all of Francis Hodgson Burnett's books and loved them. Who doesn't secretly want to be a princess and this book has so much more to it than that. I loved the whole secret of the attic room and the characters whether or not you liked or loathed them are so well written. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
I wasn't sure whether my 8 year old son would like this book since all the characters are girls, but he loved it. He felt so passionate about Sara that when she lost her papa and her money and Miss Minchin became so mean, he refused to listen to more. I had to promise him there was a happy ending to get him to keep going. It was really exciting how much he enjoyed reading it with me, since this is a childhood favorite that I read many times. ( )
  emrsalgado | Jul 23, 2021 |
A children's classic. ( )
  Rachel_Cucinella | Apr 24, 2021 |
What a sweet book. ( )
  MarlaBurr | Mar 14, 2021 |
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Burnett, Frances HodgsonAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Armes, StephenCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Barraud, Herbert RoseAuthor photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Betts, Ethel FranklinIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Birch, ReginaldIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burns, RebeccaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Clary, TimIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Curiace, GismondeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelbreit, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gardam, JaneIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gill, MargeryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Green, RebeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Henterly, JamichaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
JaelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knoepflmacher, U. C.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Leishman, VirginiaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mah, Adeline YenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McGinley, PhyllisForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
McKowen, ScottIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miah, Adeline YenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pagetti, CarloIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once on a dark winter's day, when the yellow fog hung so thick and heavy in the streets of London that the lamps were lighted and the shop windows blazed with gas as they do at night, an odd-looking little girl sat in a cab with her father, and was driven rather slowly through the big thorough-fares.
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When people are insulting you, there is nothing so good for them as not to say a word - just look at them and think...when you will not fly into a passion, people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your rage and they are not, and they say things they wish they hadn't said afterwards. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in - that's stronger.
Never did she find anything so difficult as to keep herself from losing her temper when was suddenly disturbed while absorbed in a book. People who are fond of books know the feeling of irritation which sweeps over them at such a moment. The temptation to be unreasonable and snappish is one not easy to manage.
If Nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that -- warm things, kind things, sweet things -- help and comfort and laughter -- and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.
"Perhaps," she said, "to be able to learn things quickly isn't everything. To be kind is worth a great deal to other people. If Miss Minchin knew everything on earth and was like what she is now, she'd still be a detestable thing, and everybody would hate her. Lots of clever people have done harm and have been wicked. Look at Robespierre -- "
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Sara Crewe, or What Happened At Miss Minchin's, the work on which A Little Princess is based, was first written as a serialized novella. It was published in St. Nicholas Magazine in 1888.
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Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school, is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

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A kind and wealthy Anglo-Indian girl in a posh British boarding school becomes impoverished after the death of her father and is forced to become a servant at the school, living in an unheated garret, overworked and underfed. Then a mysterious benefactor comes to her rescue.

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A rich little girl
becomes an orphan and slave
but stays positive.
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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0142437018, 0141321121, 0141341718

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