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Book Reviews of A Little Princess

A Little Princess
ISBN-13: 9780694012367
ISBN-10: 069401236X
Publication Date: 4/30/1999
Pages: 324
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: HarperFestival
Book Type: Paperback
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33 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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This was a sweet account of a little girl's struggle to keep a positive attitude in the midst of a less than pleasant life. It was the kind of book that makes you fall in love with all things beautiful.
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A wonderful story for children of all ages.
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Great book! I read and reread this book so many times growing up.
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This is one of the best books for young girls. I just read last weekend and I WISH I had read it when I was a child.
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Sweet story by the author of "The Secret Garden", does not include charm.
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This book is a large picture book of "A Little Princess" abridged retold with different wording by another author. It has beautiful pictures, possibly watercolor.
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Fine book about a girl overcoming great odds and keeping her hope up. Does not have a typical happy ending, but it is a realistic ending like the ones we encounter in our lives, and everything does work out in the end.
Cheryl74 avatar reviewed A Little Princess on + 40 more book reviews
I really liked this riches to rags and back to riches again story! It teaches the importance of keeping a good attitude through thick & thin.
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I would suggest every girl put it on their must read list.
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This book is great! Any girl can read it and they will LOVE it!
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great girls book
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A wonderful, classic children's story suitable for the young lady in your life!
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it was so good the girl was a rich kid but didnt brag alote so that was what i liked
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This book is Adapted by Tracy Christopher. Illustrated by Jael & Sean Gribbon.
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this is an easy read version for younger readers
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A very good read and also is the book based on the Warner Brother's movie.
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Adapted - not original text
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Beautiful book by the author of The Secret Garden
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Everyone should read this! Listed as book and charm--book only. This has Tasha Tudor illustrations! a bonus!
Smokey avatar reviewed A Little Princess on + 265 more book reviews
A touching story about a girl who has been treated like a little princess for all of her short life, then suddenly finds herself penniless.
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This is one of our all time favorite read alouds. I am sure you will love it!
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A classic, of course. Excellent, and great for younger readers. It's something that can really pull them in.
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This is a great childrens book.
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A great classic!
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Each year I try to read classics that I have not read including a children's classic or two. This is one of my choices for the year. A charming tale, I couldn't help wondering if today's children whose engagement with internet games and a totally different life could connect with Sarah Crewe so I shared the novel with a family member to read to her young daughter to find out.

Yes, this story is about Sarah Crewe whose only parent, her beloved Papa, dotes on her showering her with every imaginable gift he can buy. He enrolls her in a boarding school for young ladies as was the custom of the time for English parents stationed in India. Even there she is to have everything her heart desires but what Sarah wants is the presence of her Papa whose love and attention she misses so much. She is bright, thoughtful and kind and shares her treasures with the other students. All goes well until her father loses his fortune and dies, leaving Sarah destitute and alone.

As a penniless orphan, the matron of the school decides that Sarah must earn her keep so she becomes a servant doing whatever is needed in all weather. Her treasures vanish with the exception of her plainest clothing. Sarah finds herself housed in a drab attic with another servant girl and only her fertile imagination for comfort. Only two of students remain her friends but they must sneak into the attic to visit her. As she outgrows her clothing her dresses become shorter and shorter and her shoes develop holes in the soles. Will this be her life forever? How can she survive these circumstances?

One must read this children's classic to discover what happens to this orphaned little girl who is coping as best she can. An interesting sidebar is that the mother I shared the novel with asked if the book had a happy ending. What do you think?
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Copyright 1975. Good condition, great story by the author of "The Secret Garden".
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A great book!!
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Very good. A must for anyone who liked the movie.
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Sorry...no charm included...but that does not affect the quality of this book!!
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A children's book about happines and misfortunes of Sarah Crewe.
JeepingNana avatar reviewed A Little Princess on + 19 more book reviews
Great classic story in a gorgeous binding.
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No necklace or charm included
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From the back cover:

Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin's fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when he rich father dies, she's left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the cold attic and works for crusts of bread.
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