'It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.' When Sara Crewe is sent to Miss Minchin's school for young ladies, her indulgent father provides for her as if she were a little princess. But although her toys and clothes are the envy of the other girls, Sara's kindness and gift for storytelling soon win her lots of friends. Then, the tragic news arrives that her father has died penniless and, without wealth or a ...
'It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it.' When Sara Crewe is sent to Miss Minchin's school for young ladies, her indulgent father provides for her as if she were a little princess. But although her toys and clothes are the envy of the other girls, Sara's kindness and gift for storytelling soon win her lots of friends. Then, the tragic news arrives that her father has died penniless and, without wealth or a guardian, Sara is at the mercy of Miss Minchin. Forced to work from dawn until dusk as the school's unpaid servant, she looks over the rooftops from her damp attic room and dreams of a better life. All is not lost: she has friends, courage and imagination - maybe that's all she really needs. 'Sara Crewe is a Cinderella figure...She is intelligent and good humoured with an infectious warmth that embraces the lowliest of her new acquaintances. The sunshine continues when impoverishment and drudgery befall her and she relies on her private fantasies to preserve her natural zest for life' Guardian A collection that will be coveted by children and adults alike, this list is the best in children's literature, curated by Virago. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (The Dark Horse, An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), L. M. Montgomery (The Anne of Green Gables series) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.
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New. 2013. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Follow the fortunes of Sara Crewe as she goes from riches, to rags, to riches again, in this heart-warming classic tale of hardship, hope, and of finding friendship in the most unlikely places. Num Pages: 256 pages, ill. BIC Classification: YFA. Category: (J) Children / Juvenile. Dimension: 190 x 133 x 18. Weight in Grams: 334......We ship daily from our Bookshop.
The Little Princess is certainly a timeless book. I read it as a young girl and just recently finished reading it again with my daughter. Immediately upon finishing the last chapter, I surprised my daughter with the movie DVD. (Alibris has both!). The storyline and vocabulary is refreshingly innocent yet still relevant. The novel was written in 1905 and I discovered that girls have not changed! The novel features a strong, leading girl who struggles to maintain her standards and values in the face of adversity. The story takes place in a boarding school with the same wide spectrum of girl "stereotypes" that your child will encounter in 2008! Enjoy and discuss....
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