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A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett, Adeline Yen Mah

Puffin Classics
Paperback / softback 320 pages

178 x 129 x 19mm
6th Mar 2008
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A tale of the significance of friendship, the power of imagination and the importance of perseverance.When wealthy Sara Crewe arrives at Miss Minchin's boarding school in London, she is determined to settle in and make friends.Charismatic and popular, with a big heart and a love of storytelling, she seems to be succeeding.That is, until tragedy strikes.Sara must fight harder than she thought possible to remain both strong and kind in the most difficult of circumstances.A charming classic children's story that's perfect for all ages.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Includes a beautiful introduction from Adeline Yen Mah, bestselling author of Chinese Cinderella and an author profile, a behind the scenes journey and many more fun activities.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Is Sara Crewe your #GirlHero? Check out the other stories in our #GirlHero collection and discover your new hero.A Wrinkle in TimePollyannaPride and PrejudiceAnnieBallet ShoesChinese CinderellaThe BorrowersThe Ordinary PrincessAnne of the Green GablesLittle WomenThe Secret Garden


Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was born in Manchester. She had a very poor upbringing and used to escape from the horror of her surroundings by writing stories. In 1865 her family emigrated to the USA where she married and became the successful author of many children's books including The Secret Garden, A Little Princess and Little Lord Fauntleroy. Adeline Yen Mah lives in California after growing up in Tianjin and Shanghai in China, Hong Kong and England. She studied medicine but gave up her career as a physician to become a full-time writer. After the death of her stepmother, she felt compelled to write her story and the result, Falling Leaves became an international bestseller. Adeline has written several other books for adults and children including Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society, an adventure based on her own made-up stories when she was a lonely child.

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