A Little Princess

Style: Classic

Attitude: Positive

In Brief: Classic riches-to-rags-to-riches story of a virtuous child, abandoned to the mild cruelties of grasping spinsters. Virtue is rewarded, vice is shamed, and large and well-to-do families are cheerful and welcoming.

Cover of A Little Princess

Author: Frances H Burnett

Age Range: Children+

Period: Late 19th C

Genres:  ClassicFriendshipGirlsHistorical


Sara Crewe is sent to school in London by her father before he returns to India. He loses his money in an unwise speculation and dies from the shock and remorse; she is left to work as a skivvy at the school. She is befriended by an elderly gentleman next door and his Indian servant who, unknown to her, knew her father and are in fact looking for her.

Tuesday 1st January 2002