Mary Engelbreit's Classic Library: A Little Princess

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Sara Crewe lives happily at Miss Minchin's boarding school, where her beautiful clothes and gracious manners make her seem just like a real princess—until the day she loses everything. Now she must wear rags, sleep in the attic, and work hard for her living. Sara is poor and alone, but she keeps telling herself that she can still be a little princess inside, if only she tries hard enough.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on October 1, 2007 by HarperFestival
ISBN-10: 0060081376
ISBN-13: 9780060081379
24 Book Reviews
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  • bookfan2008
    bookfan2008Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm
    This looks very good...Just the book for me!
    • girlpower4ever
      girlpower4everThursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:03 am55 starsFeatured
      Dubbed as one of the most beautiful books ever written, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic "A Little Princess" revolves around a little girl named Sara Crewe who has everything. Her wardrobes are full to bursting with lavish attire, she is allowed extravagant porcelain dolls to play with, and her father is investing in some diamond mines in India that could make millions. Naturally, when Sara is sent to Miss Minchin's Seminary for Young Ladies, she is treated like royalty and with the utmost respect. In turn, impeccably-mannered Sara becomes a great favorite not only because of her money but because of her kindness. However, when her father dies and the diamond mine deal drains all his money but fails, young Sara Crewe is left with not a thing in the world to call her own except her doll. Forced to become a drudge and work day and night in rags for now-forboding Miss Minchin, Sara is dirty, alone, and worked to the bone. But what no one can take from Sara is her wherewithal, and even in the short little black dress smudged with dirt and torn to rags, Sara is a little princess in a class of her very own.
      • casgirl
        casgirlTuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:07 pm55 stars
        This is one of my favorite books of all time. It starts out with Sara having everything she could every want. but her father invested in dimend mines in inda then gets sick and dies. she mean while was in England at miss Minchin's school having every comfort you could imagine... until her father dies and she is left with no money, no home, no family. She stays at miss Minchin's school as a maid. but miss minchins horrid to her, she lives in the drafty attic ,is halfed starved , and wares close that are to small. but she keeps apositiv adatode throe thehole deel .
        • gn10ac67cl98
          gn10ac67cl98Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 3:00 pm
          i love this because of mainly the whole story. Sara Crewe was a frail girl, so she couldn't live with her father in India. He was also a chef of the military . Her mother died when she was very young, so Sara is all her father had. However, he had to drop her off because she could stand the heat in India. Since he came from London, Sara's father decided to send Sara to Miss Minchin's boarding school for girls in London. However, before he left he had bought Sara an extraordinary wardrobe and a doll , so she would fit in with the other girls. At first, Miss Minchin said she would be a favorite pupil only because she was getting money. But when Sara got the letter 3years later that said her father gave his bank book to a friend he thought he could trust, but instead his so called "Friend," robbed him and ran away. Slowly Sara's father weaken from stress and his surroundings and soon died. Miss Minchin saw the letter and told Miss Amelia Miss Minchin's younger sister and they, including the other pupils started treating Sara badly. Now, Sara's doll emily is the only friend she has, but Sara still believes she has a friend inside her.
          • kitkat7
            kitkat7Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:04 am55 stars
            loved the little princess it was a little sad at times but it was an adventure. She was creative and sweet and really a little princess. I would totally read this again.
            • maranita
              maranitaTuesday, March 10, 2015 at 10:10 pm55 stars
              Want to read this book.
              • judit
                juditTuesday, March 10, 2015 at 6:08 pm
                its really wonderfull
                • bluelove
                  blueloveThursday, February 12, 2015 at 9:27 am
                  I love this book❤️❤️❤️
                  • ikyra_marie
                    ikyra_marieMonday, December 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm
                    I really would like to read this book after I read the secret garden.I read the secret Graden a couple years ago, but I never got to start it.
                    • animallover123
                      animallover123Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:26 pm
                      its really good