Synopses & Reviews
Includes character guide, author's introduction, Jacqueline Wilson on her love of the book, character and book quizzes, author info, glossary, and A Little Princess activities
Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends. When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her and she must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her newfound poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?
"I'm not sure I could have survived childhood without Frances Hodgson Burnett." —Meg Rosoff, author, How I Live Now
"Instead of a rags to riches story, this is a riches to rags story . . . a good, girly read." —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Best Friends
About the Author
FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT was born in Manchester in 1849. After living in poverty, she emigrated to the US in 1865. She wrote over forty books; the best-known today are The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. She died in 1924.