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Vendor: Joe Books Inc.
Publication Date: 2013
Initially doted on by a wealthy father, the kind and creative Sarah Crewe leads a pampered life and is regarded highly by most who meet her earning the nickname princess. Unfortunately, Sarah’s fortunes quickly change when her father dies suddenly, after his latest mining venture fails. Now a penniless orphan Sarah is forced to live in the attic at the girl’s school she attends and becomes the servant of the cruel headmistress, Miss Minchin. Sarah remains positive, bolstered by friends, her imagination and her own kindness, throughout her ordeals until a mysterious until a mysterious friend begins to offer her assistance and may hold the promise to a better life. Another classic tale of Burnett’s, A Little Princess was inspired by a play written by her and was later adapted to film five times.
Frances Hodgson Burnett is the award-winning author of such children's classics as The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and A Little Princess. Born in Manchester, England in 1849, Burnett immigrated with her family to Knoxville, Tennessee, at the age of sixteen, and there began her career writing stories for magazines, eventually publishing her first novel, That Lass o' Lowries, in 1877. The publication of Little Lord Fauntleroy in 1886 cemented her popularity as a children's author, although she continued to write adult fiction as well. Frances Burnett Hodgson died in Long Island in 1924.
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