A Little Princess

A Little Princess Summary

This book about Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin's London school is left in poverty when her father dies but is later rescued by a mysterious benefactor.

Book Reviews


A Little Princess5 star

Beautiful story of poise and endurance through suffering.55


Very cute but4 star

A very cute book, but I felt the need to change it a bit as I read it to my 8yr old. Skipping the parts about Ermguard(sp?) being stupid and fat. Or wishing she were as thin as Sarah (when in fact Sarah was not being fed enough). It seemed to end abruptly too. Almost like a chapter was missing.45


Very Good but Disturbing5 star

I love Frances Hodgson Burnett’s writing style. I think Little Lord Fauntleroy is my favorite, but this is very good too. They label this as a children’s book but it is such a heavy subject matter (child abuse). Ms. Burnett doesn’t sugar coat the abuse. Our heroine is verbally abused, hit, starved, frozen, and worked to exhaustion. Miss Minchin needs to go to jail. I know it’s a different day but surely people knew right from wrong in those days. I am so glad that the story ends on a good note, but really, Miss Minchin needs her comeuppance.55


Good Book5 star

I liked this book. Sara is a real princess.55

Aya granger

Best story ever5 star

I love it a lot it inspires me to read more books and to be kind with everyone I’m so glad i read it and i highly recommend it to everyone55

Willy McNab

Lovely story5 star

I absolutely love stories set in Ireland or old England. The story is told well enough to be believable, to draw one in to captivate.55

Hermione Fowl

Childhood5 star

I got the illustrated classic version from my sister, who also loved it, for Christmas when I was 7. I found myself finishing it in less than a day. This book was an important part of my childhood. It taught me to hold my head high in the darkest times be kind and hopeful, and always think of the less fortunate.55

Lili soofi

Oh a little princess5 star

That’s a great book and I think it’s so awesome55


My favorite book ever5 star

The story that revolves around the queer and wonderful Sara Crewe is a timeless tale that will beloved for generations. One cannot help but believe in the magic of imagination as the story unravels. Burnet also writes the story in a way that has the reader feel quite many emotions through the book such as hope, fear, despair, happiness and more. Yet, A Little Princess could not be the novel it is without it wonderfully added dramatic irony, that keeps the reader exasperated throughout the plot. Overall this is a great read of perseverance which everyone should read. I for one have read to many times to count.55


Wow!5 star

I love this book! It's so amazing and better than Little women by Louisa May Alcott. This story has a great lesson, that dreams do come true. Even in the darkest hours55

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