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A Little Princess

(Part of the Geïllustreerde klassiekers Series)

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Discover the enchanting tale of ""The Little Prince"" by Antoine de Saint-Exup ry. Join the Little Prince on his interstellar journey, where he encounters wise and whimsical characters that teach... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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I don't like it

Her character is just too good to be true. It was a rags to riches story and Miss Minchin oppressed her but she never said anything with what they did to her, but instead, she was just following her, she never fought for her rights and just did what they tell her, which I think is an example of injustice, Miss Michin's wrongdoing is actually child abuse in modern times..

Very Good Read for both Children and Adults

This book was wonderful. The characters and the plot were excellent. It's a very good book for 1st time readers as well as more seasoned readers. I recommend this book to anyone who just wants a fun book to read. It's wonderful.

A wonderful story

I first read this book when I was ten years old. I still remember being transported from my Boise, Idaho sunroom, circa summer vacation 1976, back to the foggy gaslit streets of Victorian London. I don't believe that I moved off that sunroom couch until I had devoured this entire book. I loved the whole idea of A Little Princess -- the beautiful clothes (watered silk and petticoats!), the food (gruel!), and Sara's suffering in the garrett. Sara's life was so different from mine. Reading this book was like travelling to a different continent.In some ways, this is a formula book for girls -- although it might be fair to say that this book invented the formula: plucky, mistreated orphan (mysteriously stripped of her fortune), who never loses hope and remains truly good transformed through a mysterious benefactor into a girl rich beyond her wildest dreams (see also: the Boxcar Children; Little Orphan Annie, etc).Sara is an extremely engaging character. She is almost too good to be true -- kind to the servants, smarter than the headmistress, and able to tell stories that ensnare her listeners. Sara's stories enable her, first to make friends, and then later, to cope with the rather significant blows that life (and the author) deal her. And, in the best of tradition of this type of story, Sara is rescued, her wealth is restored, she remains a perfectly lovely little girl, and the horrible headmistress who mistreated her gets her comeuppance. All is right with the world once again.

Touching story of dignity and generosity

Sara Crewe is a penniless orphan who endures cold, heartless conditions with spirit and dignity. While shorter than "A Little Princess", this book retains the essence of the main character and theme. Her dreams protect her from the harsh reality until one day they magically come true. This is a perfect book for 4-6 graders, combining a compelling story, interesting vocabulary, and great values.
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