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Publisher's Summary

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
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5 out of 5 stars
By Diana on 04-16-17

my favourite childhood book

I have read and memorised this book from childhood. Love it! the narration was clear and crisp but perhaps lacking a little tone variety. the narrator tried to do different voices and inflections but it still sounded just a tad monotonous. That said, it is still one of the better narrations available and was enjoyable all the same.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jamie on 09-07-13

Charming girl Sarah Crewe

What made the experience of listening to A Little Princess the most enjoyable?

The story! I admire Sarah Crewe's imagination and maturity.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Little Princess?

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.

Which character – as performed by Justine Eyre – was your favorite?

Becky! I love her accent.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

There's already a film for this book. I couldn't ask for more.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-04-17

This is a book for all who believe in magic.

One word; wow! This is the perfect children's classic. This book is about the coming of age of a young girl. Its also about magic and believing in magic so intensely that it has to be real! This book teaches its readers that even in the face of darkness, there is always hope, even if we cannot see it all of the time. Sarah is the main protagonist in this story and she immediately drew me in to the book. She is intelligent and extraordinarily imaginative, which only makes the story feel more real. She is very kind and generous even when she has nothing. This is something that I absolutely adore about her! Her relationship with Ram Dass and Mr. Carrisford, is one of undeniable friendship and this is what makes the story so uplifting, Miss. Minchin is one of those characters who you love to hate and you can't until she gets her comeuppance! This story is beautifully written from the third person with a tone that is heavy but uplifting, it describes the trauma of story but it also continually looks for things to lift the reader out of the dark situation and into a more magical story. With a back drop of an English girls school in the middle of the 19th century, the setting is perfect for this story of a little girl who was born to stand out from the rest of her schoolmates. The narration of the story was beautiful. It was pleasant to listen to and I loved the different tones for the different characters! It was great narration of a great story!
And to finish on one of my favorite quotes and probably the most famous quotes from the story; “I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.”

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5 out of 5 stars
By Miss V. Bakova on 03-06-17

little princess is an amazing story.

I liked the way you gave the story lots of adventure and every chapter has something interesting about it.

Sophia 7 years old.

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