FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
“I pretend I am a princess, so that
I can try and behave like one.”
When the kind and imaginative seven-year-old Sara Crewe reaches Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies with her papa, she doesn’t quite like it.
“I don’t like it, papa,” she said. “But then
I dare say soldiers—even brave ones—don’t really like going into battle.”
The apple of her father’s eye, Sara has all the privileges at the seminary and is treated with special care. Soon enough, she befriends her classmates and is nicknamed a ‘princess’, which she often pretends to be. But just after her eleventh birthday, when the news of her father’s death arrives, everything changes.
Will Sara Crewe's imagination help her cope up with the loss and hardships?
One of the all-time children’s novels, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess is a remarkable story. It has been adapted for films, theatre, musicals, and television, and continues to remain popular more than a century after its publication.