A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Date Added: 2001-01-31
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WHEN ALL SEEMED LOST
Sara Crewe's story reminded of the story from Rags to riches but only in the reverse. Sara was rich and then became poor. This book was a real eye opener it showed us that we must be careful how we treat people in society because of their situation in life. The author Frances H. Burnette description in each chapter of each character behaviour was dramatic and it made you eager to see what was going to happen next.
By Sera on December 19, 2007
The book “A Little Princess” takes place in the early 1900’s and tells a story of the extremely rich and the extremely poor. It shows how differently they were treated and how much they were segregated. Sara Crew was born in India to a very rich man named Ralph Crewe, he is very close to his daughter Sara so he is very upset when he has to send her away to boarding school because at that time India wasn’t a safe place for kids to live, the climate was terrible and there was a war going on. Since Sara was very wealthy she was treated very well at the boarding school, she had her own toy room, a pony, and a very extravagant wardrobe. But when Mr. Crewe dies of Brain Fever, a very common disease in India at that time, and she is told she has no money and is an orphan. Mrs. Minchin; the lady who owns the boarding school wants to throw her out on the streets, but instead she keeps her as a servent, she takes all her belongings and makes her sleep in the attic, and she deprives her of food. Then when an Indian man moves in next door to the boarding house Sara went over to talk to him. She spoke to him in Hindi and he was very impressed, but he wasn’t really just an Indian man, he is Sara's fathers friend who has the family fortune! He becomes her legal gardian and keeps the fortune until she is of age.