Written by British-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, privileged daughter of a wealthy diamond merchant. All the other girls at Miss Minchin's school treat Sara as if she truly were a princess. But when Captain Crewe's fortune is sadly lost, Sara's luck changes. Suddenly she is treated no better than a scullery maid.
Sara's fierce determination to maintain her dignity and remain a princess inside has intrigued and delighted listeners for almost 100 years, even inspiring a recent popular feature film.
Public Domain(P)2010 Brillance Audio
The story! I admire Sarah Crewe's imagination and maturity.
When Sarah found out about her father's untimely death during her birthday, Sarah's first feast in the attic, and when Sarah went over to the neighbour to return the monkey.
Becky! I love her accent.
There's already a film for this book. I couldn't ask for more.
I have loved the story since childhood but was spoilt for me by poor narration.
"Still a great story"
This is the classic story of a privileged little girl who finds herself left destitute and alone yet still daring to dream. The best part of the story is when her dreams mysteriously come true, but how? This was one of my favourite stories as a child and I still think it's magical.
For me, the narrator is does not fully do the story justice. It would perhaps have been better read by someone English in order to cope with the accents. I'm not sure what sort of accent Becky the servant girl is supposed to have!
Nevertheless a great story
"5 Words: Magic, family, illness, growing up."
I love this children's classic. It's about mysteries and being a child and magic and growing up. It's about friendship and realising who you are and what you can do.
Something that really struck me as I listened to this was how kids today would receive it. I think they'd be shocked at how happy Mary is at getting fat.
This is such an uplifting story, and I loved the hope throughout the pages.
Mary is such a hateful little girl at first but by the end of the book she's grown into something quite different. It's a lovely journey for not only herself but for Dicken and Colin too.
I didn't even mind Colin, even though this is the book that makes me hate that name.
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