Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton 1905
A good friend gave me this book to read as its a ‘classic’. They picked it up in the Bookbarn where you can pick books up for next to nothing which is perfect when you read as many books as I do!
‘Where Sara Crewe, the seven-year-old daughter of a rich and loving father, arrive at her new school in London from India, she is nicknamed the Little Princess by her classmates. She has all the comfort and fine things she could want, but she also reveals a kind and loving heart, a lively mind and a rich imagination. When her father dies, bankrupt, Sara is suddenly reduced to a life of poverty and is forced to live in a cold, damp attic with only her dreams to support her. But will they be enough?’
Sara Crewe, an exceptionally intelligent and imaginative student at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies, is devastated when her adored, indulgent father dies. Now penniless and banished to a room in the attic, Sara is demeaned, abused, and forced to work as a servant. How this resourceful girl’s fortunes change again is at the center of a riches to rags story. But how will the story end?
I thought this booked made you think about the kind hearts, trouble and tribulation that young people might face. I liked the fact that throughout everything Sara didn’t change or loose hope that if she imagined enough then anything would be possible.
A easy, and eventually, uplifting read.
“What you have to do with your mind, when your body is miserable, is to make it think of something else.”