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Ages 5-7. Not just abridged but retold, this colorfully illustrated, large-format book has a text that's longer than most picture books but considerably shorter than Burnett's beloved novel. McClintock's sensitive illustrations, apparently ink drawings with watercolor washes, will certainly appeal to readers and book buyers of all ages. The period settings and costumes have a charm all their own, and the detailed pictures clearly portray Sara's transformation from privileged child to pauper and back again. Some scenes and dialogue here did not appear in the original book, but they serve to move the plot along more swiftly. The story loses a great deal of subtlety in theme and character development (as well as plot and setting) in its adaptation to picture-book format. Those who love the original will advise children to wait until they're old enough to read it. But children or parents who want a picture-book version will find this a very pretty one. Carolyn Phelan
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"What little girl would not be delighted to discover that a beloved adult believes she shares Sara Crewe's wonderful imagination, wit, and courage when she receives a tape of The Little Princess?" -- Book Links, November 1997
Enjoy a complete, unabridged classic spiced by the voice of film actress Wanda McCaddon as it narrates the classic story of young rich girl Sara Crewe, who finds herself impoverished and at the mercy of a cruel headmistress when her father dies. Enjoy a strong audio version which recreates the drama of the story. --Midwest Book Review
I have seen various versions of A Little Princess in movies however I did not recall ever having read the book. I enjoyed it immensely!Published 4 days ago by Holly H.
Reminded me of Shirley temples movie the little princess it was great.Published 11 days ago by Kindle Customer
The movie didn't ruin itself either, so that's a plus if you've seen it before reading the book. All in all, simply a fantastic read.Published 19 days ago by Katherine Eppler
A classic, I re-read this every few years, as the characters and the story are so engaging. You will love the book even more than the movie!Published 1 month ago by Loves to Read
Classic rags-to-riches tale of a little princess with a heart of gold in spite of her wretched situation. Great for those nostalgic moments when you want a happy ending.Published 1 month ago by Tara