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Excerpt from The Waif of the Wreck and Joe GainsThe noise sounded as if a mountain of barrels of crockery had all tumbled off a bi...g hill on to a stone pile.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
Be brave, be curious, and be ready as you join Brody Brocken and his transforming bicycle on a global adventure to eight British a...nd European countries and then home again to the United States of America. His stuffed monkey is sure to please kids of all ages as he comes to life on the adventure, from becoming a Spanish matador to an Irish parade juggler or even an Italian opera singer! The bike has a few surprises as well as it turns into a plane, a hot air balloon, and even a sailing ship! On every page, you will be anticipating where Brody Brocken goes next. Enjoy the ride! read more
The creature called Man-Bat escapes Arkham Asylum with a secret weapon: a sonar shriek that makes citizens turn "batty!" Can Batma...n keep Gotham City from becoming a "City of Bats?" read more
Olivia makes Martin, Tommy, and Katie spend the summer with her at the Natural History Museum- where the evil Dr. Dandersnoot unwr...aps the truth about Martin. Will Katie be the best junior volunteer ever? Will Tommy find something to write about for his summer assignment? More importantly, will Martin EVER stop farting? read more
It is about a rich, little girl called Sara who is sent to Ms. Minchins seminary by her father. She becomes the star pupil there a...nd is very kind to a poor maid called Becky. During her life, she faces many hardships as she goes from riches to rags. But with her imagination and undying hope, she faces any challenge which life throws at her. A heart-throbbing story! read more
Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the wa...y to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin. It only gets worse for poor Sara Crewe when a distressing event unfolds to leave her impoverished and at the mercy of the jealous Miss Minchin. Sara undergoes numerous trials as she humbly allows herself to be subjected to servitude, but with the help of several dear friends, she remains as proud and unwavering and imaginative as ever, proving to all that anyone can be "A Little Princess". read more
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Sara Crewe is a bright and charming student at Miss Minch...in’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies, and had a privileged background but is now living as a Cinderella figure. When her adoring father dies on the eve of her eighth birthday, Sara is devastated. Penniless, Sara is banished to the attic and forced to work as a serving girl at the school in which she was once a beloved student. She plays at being a princess. But her response shows that being a princess is less a social ranking than a state of mind. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." It was one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal. read more
Generations of children have treasured the story of Sara Crewe, the little girl who imagines shes a princess in order to survive h...ard times at Miss Minchins London boarding school. Now, this classic novel is available in two beautiful new collectors editions. With Tasha Tudors enchanting black-and-white illustrations, and lovely details like a satin ribbon marker and glorious full-color plates in the hardcover, these new editions of A Little Princess are must-haves for anyone who wants to rediscover the magic of this beloved story. read more
A Little Princess is a 1905 children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a revised and expanded version of Burnett's 1888 se...rialised novel entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's Boarding School, which was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Burnett, she had been composing a play based on the story when she found out a lot of characters she had missed. The publisher asked her to publish a new, revised story of the novella, producing the novel. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children." It was one of the "Top 100 Chapter Books" of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal. read more
"A Little Princess" is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Seven-year-old Sara Crewe, a pupil at Miss Minchin’s London ...school, is left in poverty when her father dies. Miss Minchin turns Sara into a servant, requiring her to work without pay in exchange for food and a place to live. Far from being spoiled, Sara is a bright, imaginative, and empathetic child who loves books and storytelling. In short order she befriends even the most outcast of her fellow pupils, as well as the scullery maid Becky. For the next three years, Sara is overworked and half-starved. In her loneliness, she uses her imagination to comfort herself, turning her attic room into the Bastille and Becky into a fellow prisoner. The novella has been inspired in part by Charlotte Brontë's unfinished novel, Emma. The author, Frances Hodgson Burnett, was a practitioner of Christian Science due to the premature death of her son as well as personal illness. As a result, her most famous book, "The Secret Garden" espouses the concepts of New Thought and theosophy as well as ideas about the healing powers of the mind. read more
Written by british-born author Frances Hodgson Burnett and first published in 1905, A Little Princess tells the story of young Sar...a 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. Her own fierce determination to maintain her dignity and remain a princess inside has intrigued and delighted listeners for more than a hundred years, even inspiring a sequel, Wishing for Tomorrow by Hilary McKay. read more
*Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award*[Read by Johanna Ward] Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Mi...ss Minchin's school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sarah's friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid. Using her special ability to play make-believe, she transforms her hardships into an unforgettable adventure. And soon, even her wildest wishes begin to come true, as her real identity is revealed once and for all. This touching classic has been a favorite with generations of children and adults who have delighted in Sara's happiness, wept over her sorrows, and perhaps shared her need -- to be recognized as someone unique and special -- a little princess or prince. [*The Warner Brothers award-winning production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel, starring Liesel Matthews, was nominated for two Academy Awards.] read more
“When you will not fly into a passion people know you are stronger than they are, because you are strong enough to hold in your ra...ge, and they are not, and they say stupid things they wish they hadn't said afterward. There's nothing so strong as rage, except what makes you hold it in--that's stronger. It's a good thing not to answer your enemies.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess read more
A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett tells the story of Sara Crewe, daughter of Captain Crewe. She is an only child who wa...s always treated like royalty. After her father’s death she undergoes numerous trials at the hands of a wicked boarding school headmistress. Living in poverty, she finds the strength and resilience to endure her new life until fate attempts to reverse her fortunes once more. One of the most beloved children’s novels of all time, read more
Sara is a very happy child with a simple life in India that she shares with her father, Captain Crewe. Captain Crewe knows that he... cannot provide the quality education that is needed to prepare Sara for a life in high society. Captain Crewe arranges for Sara to have a comfortable living set up in a school in London. Sara is frightened by the stark differences between her native India and her new home in Miss Minchin’s Boarding School for Girls. She quickly adapts and makes new friends including the young servant girl working at the boarding school. During her birthday festivities, Sara receives horrible new that her father has died. To Ms. Minchin’s dismay, Captain Crewe had lost all of his money before he passed to a friend prospecting in diamond mines. To counter her enormous school bill, Ms. Minchin forces Sara to pay off the debt by working as a servant girl. Will Sara ever escape the harsh working conditions? Will she always be a servant girl? Who is the sick old man next door? Frances Hodgeson Burnett was born in England in 1849. Due to financial difficulties, her family moved to America. Frances started writing as a teenager and sold her stories to raise money for her family. After her marriage to a medical doctor, Frances was of more secure financial means and was able to travel. Frances and her husband lived in Paris for a time, but returned to the United States after two years. Again becoming restless, Frances purchased a house in England which inspired another famous novel, The Secret Garden. During this time, Frances lost her oldest son to tuberculosis. Frances went into a depression, divorced her husband, and returned to the United States. Frances died in 1924 and is buried in Long Island. read more
A Little Golden Book retelling of the classic novel beloved by generations of girls! “It’s not a dream,” whispered Sara. “The Ma...gic is real!” Preschoolers will be captivated by the story of Sara Crewe, a wealthy little girl who becomes a penniless orphan. Sara’s rich imagination, and her kindness toward those with even less than she, help her through a difficult time. Then magical things begin to happen through warm, caring people, and soon Sara finds happiness for herself and her best friend. Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, this retelling, simply and warmly narrated, will charm little ones. They’ll fall in love with Sara, the friends she makes in good times and bad, and her life as a little princess. read more
A Little Princess as you have never read it before! This beautifully illustrated new edition of the classic favourite is gloriousl...y designed to be a treasured favourite, introducing a whole new generation to wonderful childhood stories. Sara Crewe has it all: a loving and wealthy father and a happy existence at boarding school. But when her father dies leaving her penniless she is forced into servitude and hidden from the world. But then a friend of her father's comes searching for her: could there be a happy ending for Sara after all? Beautiful watercolour illustrations and fabulous graphic typography bring this well-loved story to life, making this a perfect introduction to the children's classic. This book makes it easy to encourage your kids to read!? read more
Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll... never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs? With deeply poignant introduction written by bestselling author of Chinese Cinderella, A Little Princess is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015. read more
REVISIT THE HEARTRENDING HALLWAYS OF MISS MICHIN’S BOARDING SCHOOL IN THIS NEW, ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF A BELOVED CLASSIC.Seven-yea...r-old Sara Crewe learns of the tragic death of her father not long after she is left in the care of Miss Michin, headmistress of a boarding school. Now an orphan and stripped of her family fortune, Sara must survive the emotional trials of loss and the mental anguish of abuse at the hands of her new caretakers.With her new friends, warm memories, and a prized doll―a gift from her Father―Sara Crewe weathers the storm of her new life with spirit, courage, and kindness. read more
Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll... never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and generosity are all the riches she truly needs? read more
To prepare his daughter, Sara, for society, wealthy widower Captain Ralph Crewe enrolls her in Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for ...Young Ladies. Unspoiled and genial, Sara is given all the luxuries her father can afford—and the obsequious Miss Minchin is happy to indulge. But when her father dies and his fortune is lost, Sara is forced into servitude, stripped of her privileges and possessions, and subjected to Miss Minchin’s true cruel nature.But as A Little Princess proves, with cleverness, resilience, selfless goodwill, and true friends, a child can be rewarded with infinite riches.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.Revised edition: Previously published as A Little Princess, this edition of A Little Princess (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. read more
Includes character guide, author's introduction, Jacqueline Wilson on her love of the book, character and book quizzes, author inf...o, glossary, and A Little Princess activitiesWithout 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 disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her and she must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her newfound poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation? read more
The illustrations for this series were created by Scott McKowen, who, with his wife Christina Poddubiuk, operates Punch & Judy Inc...., a company specializing in design and illustration for theater and performing arts. Their projects often involve research into the visual aspects of historical settings and characters. Christina is a theater set and costume designer and contributed advice on the period clothing for the illustrations.Scott created these drawings in scratchboard an engraving medium which evokes the look of popular art from the period of these stories. Scratchboard is an illustration board with a specifically prepared surface of hard white chalk. A thin layer of black ink is rolled over the surface, and lines are drawn by hand with a sharp knife by scraping through the ink layer to expose the white surface underneath. The finished drawings are then scanned and the color is added digitally.As the popularity of the recent Lemony Snicket books proves, children never get tired of reading about orphans and their misfortunes. So Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1905 story about a pampered little rich girl who suddenly finds herself poor and fatherless should continue to entice generations of fans. read more
When Sara Crewe is sent to boarding school in London, she enters as a wealthy, well-loved, intelligent girl; never knowing the fut...ure she will face. After learning that her father has died, her charmed life abruptly ends at the hands of the jealous headmistress. Plunged into a life of poverty, Sara relies on her inner strength and creativity to find happiness and friendship in the most unlikely places. About the Series:Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again. read more
Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll... never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and genorosity are all the riches she truly needs? read more