A Little Princess

A Little Princess

Book - 1992
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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, 1992.
Edition: First Harper Trophy edition.
Copyright Date: ℗♭1963
ISBN: 9780397306930
Branch Call Number: PZ7.B934 Lg 1991
Characteristics: 324 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tudor, Tasha


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Jan 23, 2021

A book about bravery in the face of adversity. Sara Crewe is a queer girl, who, despite her standing in life seems to exude a beautiful humbleness that we can all learn from.

A great book at a great length for readers for younger readers. Approx grade-gr 3-6

Sep 29, 2019

This was a great book. I thought everything was portrayed well and was very emotional.

Aug 26, 2019

A children's classic with evergreen appeal, "A Little Princess" is both a lavish period piece and a wonderful story about hope in the face of adversity. At its core, its aim is to show the intrinsic benefits of being a good and kind person. Though the characters are drawn broadly, as was the custom of the era, Sara Crewe still manages to be an engaging and sympathetic heroine. Her story can't help but inspire its readers to aspire to her level of decency and resolve. This book gave me great comfort as a child of adversity myself, and I am confident it will continue to be a resource for children long into the future.

Nov 05, 2018

This story starts out so happy for little Sara Crewe. Despite her station in life with money to spare, she is an odd, kind little girl. When hard situations and sadness crashes into her life, Sara shows bravery and reaches into her imagination to get through the hunger and degradation she is put through.

‘The Little Princess’ shows how money can lift you up in the eyes of some people, like the headmistress and some of the girls, and that is a sad reality of life. But if somebody is a true friend, like Becky and Ermengarde, then your wealth is not as important as the kindness of your heart.

This book is a gem, and it holds many important lessons that anybody of any age can treasure. This is a wonderful read for everybody.

Apr 30, 2018

That is a very nice book. There are three parts. the first part is about before sara father die, and sara has a perfect time in the school, because she is rich. the second part is about when sara father die she has to live in the act. the last part is about the magic start. my favorit part is last part. and that book ism awsome!! and it is for all ages. i think deffrence kind of people will get deffrence things from the book!!!

ArapahoeJillK Jan 14, 2018

How would you survive if you lost everything? This classic is brilliantly written.

Dec 05, 2017

One of my all time favorite classics from my earlier childhood. My grandmother gave me the book and I read it over and over. The characters are very loveable and the story is a great one.

sarahbru17 Jul 23, 2017

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 9/10
This has long been one of my favorite classics. I first read it in elementary school, and I identified very strongly with the main character. It's wonderful for children and adults alike.

Apr 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this book! I thought that it was the perfect length, and was able to develop the story fully. At times it was a little bit predictable, however it was still thoroughly enjoyable. There are so many important morals to learn in this book, and I found that it inspired me to be kinder and more generous to everyone. The characters were very well developed, and there were many that you grow to care deeply for. My favourite part of the book was the happy ending, which left me feeling pleased and satisfied. If you enjoy reading classics, I would highly recommend giving this book a try. I think that it would be appropriate and enjoyable for all ages, as well! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

I read this when I was a little girl and it was a pleasant surprise when I found this at the library. A Little Princess is the classic novel about how Sara Crewe, a very kind and genuine girl goes from riches to rags but still keeps her gentle and compassionate spirit through it all. Sara shows that being a princess does not mean one has all the wealth in the world but rather that one is good to others. Although it is a children’s book, this has a message that we all should live by!
-@freshprinceofbooks of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

May 05, 2015

I have watched 3 different movie versions of this book (including the Shirley Temple version), so it was about time I read this classic novel. I can see why it is a beloved story, especially for little girls! The prose is delightful and captures the era perfectly, Sara is an intriguing and thoughtful character, and the story is charming and sweet. Sara is such a good example for young girls; she's kind, thoughtful, patient, ready to learn...the list goes on. What I probably loved the most about her was that even when others treated her unfairly or unkindly (specifically Miss Minchin), she did not snap or lose her temper. But she drove them mad or made them dumbstruck by her patient humility and wisdom. I loved that. It was also wonderful to see how Sarah touched the lives of many, many people. A delightful read. An absolute classic.

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