A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1905
Pages: 117
Read time: 5.6 hrs*
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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson BurnettA Little Princess is a children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, first published as a book in 1905. It is an expanded version of the short story "Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's", which was serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from December 1887, and published in book form in 1888. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play A Little Un-fairy Princess based on that story, her publisher asked that she expand the story as a novel with "the things and people that had been left out before". The novel was published by Charles Scribner's Sons (also publisher of St. Nicholas) with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts and the full title A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time.Based on a 2007 online poll, the U.S. National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top Books for Children". In 2012 it was ranked number 56 among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal,... Learn more at Wikipedia ↗

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* Approximate time based on 66,842 words ÷ 200 words-per-minute average reading speed