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Read A Little Princess 107 Ð ‘I pretend I am a princess so that I can try and behave like one’ Without her beloved father and miles from home it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends When a letter arrives that brings disas‘I pretend I am a princess so that I can try and behave like one’ Without her beloved father and miles from home it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things an. Oh my goodness I absolutely adored this This brought me right back to childhood since I loved the movie as a kid so glad the book is just as good

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Rom dawn until midnight How will Sara cope with her new found poverty Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situationBACKSTORY Read why Jacueline Wilson loves this book and find out which pupil of Sara's school you are most like. Last week I read a novel Maud Martha and wondered as I was reading it and when done where I was for all of these years and never heard of that book prior to being on Goodreads Today as I was reading this book the exact same uestion popped into my head I guess better late than never 😉This book came out in serial form in 1888 in St Nicholas Magazine a popular American monthly publication designed for children Imagine being a child back in the day and reading these chapters and coming to the end of a chapter and having to wait at least 30 days until the next chapter When you’re left wondering what happens next in Sara’s life There’s something to be said for serialization I guess that’s the way a lot of people got their reading of literature fromliterary publications that came out weekly or monthlyA riches to rags to riches story I read this from a Puffins Book edition 2014it had drawings in it by Margery Gill from Puffins edition in 1961 which I enjoyed as part of the reading experience Miss Minchin was certainly a meanie extraordinaire Sara Crewe almost reminded me of a saint nobody can be this good can they but I think her moral code is what made the book shine for me She was a saint come hell or highwater And she not only “do unto others as they will do unto you”she affected other people so that they too did good • A wonderful example of this was when she came upon a beggar girl who was starvingshe had just found a coin in the muddy streets of London and could buy 4 buns for it from a bakery She herself was starving from the mistreatment of Miss Minchin But after she bought the 4 buns and the woman who owned the bakery shop felt so bad for Sara she threw in 2 buns for good measure she stepped outside the bakery and gave a bun to the beggar girlwho wolfed it down And Sara knew this girl was starving and was in even worse straits than she was so she gave another bun and anotheruntil she walked away with only one bun Meanwhile the bakery woman had been watching this with amazement she knew Sara was in bad shape and yet she was giving her buns away to the beggar girl and she ended up taking the beggar girl in employing her and clothing her and feeding her And get this rewind to when Sara found the coinshe was starving and she saw the bakery across the road but she wondered that perhaps the baker women had lost the coinand so she walks into the bakery and asks if the baker women had lost a coin How good is that I am anxious to get to GR reviews and reviews from literary periodicals on this book so I’ll shut my piehole for now 😮 I liked this book bunches 😊 It was an interesting and enjoyable read and it had a happy ending and sometimes we all need thatNotes• Wowthis is interestingI knew about the magazine serialization but not about the two plays the 1905 book is based on an adaptation from two plays 1902 1903 that is based on the serial publication in St Nicolas Magazine 1887 8 I found this in an abstract of a Master’s Thesis awarded to Johanna Elizabeth Resler in 1952 at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis Department of English in 1952 SARA’S TRANSFORMATION A TEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT’S SARA CREWE AND A LITTLE PRINCESS iupuiedu • According to Burnett after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un fairy Princess based on that story her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with the things and people that had been left out before 4 The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons also publisher of St Nicholas with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time From Reviews from periodicals• • from blogsites • •

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A Little PrincessD her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her She must work f. UNPOPULAR OPINION TIME Sorry folksMeet the charactersSara aka the Little Princess is described as and I'm only using words written explicitly in the book thin pale with striking green eyes too big for her face now I know where so many YA heroine's descriptions come from LOL clever good serious uick at her lessons proud brave generous hospitable unconuerable amiable good tempered having good manners She speaks fluent French though she'd never learned it She also speaks fluent Hindi Sara's father is described as young beautiful nice and cleverErmengarde aka Sara's best friend is explicitly described as fat stupid not clever having a slow little mind vulgar forgetful and forgettable Lottie is another one of Sara's friends a young child She's also fat and stupid but also ill tempered and capricious prone to throwing tantrumsBeckie aka the servant is another Sara's friend She's always described as poor poor poor Becky Also stupidLavinia aka the nemesis is described as horrid nasty priggish sneering and jealousMiss Minchin aka the headmistress is described as rude acid harsh domineering hard hearted mean vulgar Also she doesn't know French and doesn't try to learn it being the headmistress of a top school for young ladies in XIX England HmmmCook is described as vulgar and insolentBeggar girl seen on the street with a stupid look of suffering frightful little ravening savage poor little wild animalDo you see a pattern here I do1 Sara is a total Mary Sue so is her kin dad They are oh so clever even though Father never set aside any of his money for his daughter in case something happened didn't even pay her school forward for even a day Is that very clever2 Sara's friends are all fat and stupid and their only redeeming uality is that they worship her and trail her like puppies with unwavering loyalty and admiration 3 Sara's enemies are all dumb and rudeDo I have to say I didn't adore a book with such characters WHAT ABOUT THE PLOTSo Sara is awesome and rich She briefly becomes poor but stays awesome Her friends continue to worship her; her enemies expose their shallow awful true natures Then Sara becomes rich again remaining awesome as ever and punishing all who were mean to her Yup Sara never changes in her awesomeness she doesn't need a character arc Instead the whole world around her makes an arc BrilliantDon't even get me started that a child who has always been given all she wants has never heard the word no and had literally servants and slaves at her beck and call isn't spoiled but is instead wise and teaches her wisdom to the adults around her Sure because wisdom isn't something you learn through error and hardship You're just born with it if you're a true Princess inside WHAT MADE ME WANT TO GOUGE MY EYES OUTWas the complete and unwavering snobbism of Sara and the author It's not your fault that you are stupid says Sara to her BFF Ermengarde How nice and kind right I tried not to be a princess I tried but failed Who could blame you Sara I can give buns and bread to the populace says Sara exuberantly when she becomes rich again You couldn't look like a street beggar you haven't a street beggar face clothes to make her look somehow like a servant um so what is a beggar face and what do servants look like Not like humans just in different clothes Everyone keeps beating themselves up about how much Sara is working at the time she is poor but no one pays any mind to Becky who is of comparable age and actually works and also harder Sara deserves all the sympathy because she used to be rich you see The whole London filled with hungry children working way too hard is of no concern because they look like servants and have beggar faces Miss Minchin is portrayed as a monster because she made Sara work when she turned from crazy rich to a beggar Sara is in fact indebted to Minchin because not only did her father not pay forward he also didn't cover some hefty bills Minchin does a good thing not throwing Sara out and also adapting her to a change of station Because her station is indeed very much changed What should she have done Ignored reality to make Sara face it later even harshly Sure Minchin could have been softer to a child who's just lost her father But of course the author wouldn't have that So I absolutely HATED every page of this book As I hated Little Women and Black Beauty as a matter of fact Maybe catching up on children's classics I haven't read is a bad ideaPS 20072019 In fairness I've just finished a different book by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Secret Garden which is a children's classic as well And I loved it and gave it 5 stars So it seems too early to give up on the genre or even the author The Little Princess was just not for me