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A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Written in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sara Crewe, daughter of a wealthy merchant. Sara comes to stay at Miss Munchin's School, where all the other girls treat her as if she truly was a princess. But when her father's fortune is lost, Sara's luck changes when she has to become a maid. Does she have the determination to maintain her dignity and remain a princess inside? 

Average: 4.9 (18 votes)
submitted by Sarah H., age 12
(September 20, 2010 - 10:57 pm)

I love this book and I absolutly positivley HATE the movie with Shirley Temple in it! Ya Ihave this whole rant on it, but u probably don't want 2 hear it.

Books are often much better than the movies made of them. I liked this movie, too, because Shirley Temple was so adorable even if it didn't match the book.


submitted by Elizabeth H
(September 24, 2010 - 9:46 pm)

I have never read the book but I think you are right about books being better than films. I have the book but have not read it because i have been toldthe book is ralley sad! My mom thinks I will like the film better but most times I like books better.Wink


submitted by Rebecca J-W, age 10, aberaeron. cere
(December 11, 2010 - 10:58 am)

Probably my all-time favorite book!

submitted by Clair, age 13, Here
(November 14, 2010 - 8:46 pm)