The expanded story of orphan Sara Crewe and her stay at Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Young Ladies where she’s subjected to neglect and unnecessary cruelty. Despite the circumstances, Sara’s imagination becomes a source escapism and much-needed comfort.
Sara Crewe is the daughter of a wealthy military captain who serves in India. While stationed abroad, he enrolls his daughter in Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Young Ladies. He plans for her to receive a superior education in an affluent environment. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Sara loses her father and his fortune. She’s stripped of her luxuries and forced into a life of servitude. She is constantly ridiculed by Miss Minchin but maintains her dignity and positive spirt. Sara passes the time by making up magical stories, easing the pain of her daily struggles.
For more than a century, A Little Princess has captivated the imaginations of children all over the world. It centers a young protagonist whose perseverance is only matched by her kindness. This remarkable story has been adapted multiple times including the 1939 film starring Shirley Temple as Sara.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of A Little Princess is both modern and readable.