A Little Princess

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Level 8

Sara Crewe is her father’s little princess, and she has an extraordinary imagination. A stuffy English boarding school like Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies may stifle some children, but Sara sees all the wonders of life and excites her fellow students as she turns the most mundane tasks into majestic events. When she receives devastating news that abruptly changes her comfortable life, Sara resolves to carry herself with dignity and grace. Her possessions and her storytelling are colorful and exciting, but it is her kindness and strength of character that leave an impression on others and come back to bless her in remarkable ways.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe, England, London
Period 20th century, 1900s, early 20th century
Genre Fiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library Yes
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  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 4 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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