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A Little Princess (A Stepping Stone Book)

A Little Princess (A Stepping Stone Book)

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0679850902

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara’s world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that’s just right for young readers!

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tomorrow.” The monkey curled up on Sara’s bed. He slept like a baby at Sara’s feet. 19 “It Is the Child!” The next morning Ram Dass opened the front door. It was Mr. Carmichael. Ram Dass showed him into the sitting room. “What news?” said Mr. Carrisford. “Did you find her?” His friend shook his head. Mr. Carrisford moaned and dropped into his chair. “Don’t worry,” said Carmichael. “We shall find her.” The doorbell rang again. Ram Dass went to answer it. It was Sara Crewe. And she

mother had been French, and Papa spoke it often. Perhaps it helped him to remember her. Sara was not sure what to say. “I—I have never really learned French, but—” “That’s enough,” said Miss Minchin. “You have not learned it. You must begin at once. Here is your book. Monsieur Dufarge will be here soon.” Sara sat down. She looked at the book. It was so simple and easy. She wanted to laugh. But Miss Minchin would not like that! So she tried to look serious. Miss Minchin frowned. “You look very

“How dare you!” said Miss Minchin. “Oh, please, mum,” Becky prattled through her tears. “What will Miss Sara do now? May I wait on her now that she’s poor?” “No!” she cried. “She will wait on herself—and other people as well. Now leave or I’ll toss you into the streets too.” Becky threw her apron over her head. She ran out in tears. “It’s just like in them stories,” she wailed. “The ones where the princesses are thrown out into the cold.” 10 How Things Changed Sara came to Miss

Minchin. You are not kind. And this is not a home.” Then Sara ran from the room. Slowly she climbed the stairs. She hugged Emily tight. She wanted to go lie down on the tiger skin. She wanted to look into the fire and think and think. At last she reached her room. She put her hand to the doorknob. But then Miss Amelia came out, looking embarrassed. She closed the door behind her. “I’m sorry. You can’t go in there,” she said. Her face turned red. “It’s not your room anymore.” Sara tried to

about the people she saw. There was one house not far from Miss Minchin’s. It was Sara’s favorite. The family that lived there had eight children! Sara called them the Large Family. She often saw the children. Sometimes they took walks with their nanny. Sometimes they went out in the carriage with their mother. At night she often saw them greet their father. They always surrounded him and poked in his pockets for presents. Most of the time they found something! The Large Family always seemed

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