When little Sara Crewe is brought from India to London to join Miss Minchin's school, she arrives a princess – cloaked in velvet and feathers, surrounded by extravagant affection. Then disaster strikes; her father dies and his business fails, and Sara is cast into poverty. Now a beggar, and used by the school for back-breaking work, she must depend on her imagination, and the kindness of strangers, to life her above the misery of her circumstances. A dramatic reversal of the tradition 'rags to riches' formula, A Little Princess is a truly magical story about the power of optimism in the face of adversity.
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