A Little Princess - Burnett Frances

A Little Princess
Frances Burnett

Oxford Bookworms LibraryLevel 1
A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Jennifer Bassett.

Sara Crewe is a very rich little girl. She first comes to English when she is seven, and her father takes her to Miss Minchin's school in London. Then he goes back to his work in India. Sara is very sad at first, but she soon makes friends at school.

But on her eleventh birthday, something terrible happens, and now Sara has no family, no home, and not a penny in the world…

Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess


Ralph Crewe lives in India, with his little daughter Sara. He is a rich man, and when he brings Sara to Miss Minchin’s school in London, Miss Minchin is very pleased. She likes girls with rich fathers, because it is good for her school. Mr Crewe loves Sara very much, and he buys her lots of beautiful dresses, and books, and dolls. Miss Minchin smiles, but she says to her sister: ‘Sara looks like a little princess, not a schoolgirl!’

Mr Crewe goes back to his work in India, and Sara begins her new life at school. She is a kind, friendly girl. Everybody likes her, and she soon makes friends.

But when you are rich, everybody is your friend. On Sara’s eleventh birthday, there is some terrible news from India. Poor Sara is very unhappy, and she quickly learns who her true friends are…

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