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Publisher's Summary

Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin’s school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara’s friends and prized possessions are suddenly taken away, and she is banished to the attic and forced to work as a common drudge. Fed only crumbs, she still saves enough to feed her pet rat, and she tells wonderful stories to comfort Becky, the kitchen maid. Using her special ability to play make-believe, she transforms her hardships into an unforgettable adventure. And soon, even her wildest wishes begin to come true, as her real identity is revealed once and for all.

This touching classic has been a favorite with generations of children and adults who have delighted in Sara’s happiness, wept over her sorrows, and perhaps shared her need: to be recognized as someone unique and special.

Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849 -1924) was an English-born author of romances and books for children. After moving to America in 1865, she established a popular reputation with the publication of That Lass o’ Lowrie’s in 1877. She is best known for such novels as Little Lord Fauntleroy, The Little Princess, and The Secret Garden.

Public Domain (P)1993 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the critics say

“A beautiful tale of courage against adversity.” (Guardian, London)

“Johanna Ward...gives a smooth, thoughtful reading and interprets the characters with ease. This is a delightful audio production of Burnett’s classic.” (AudioFile)

“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 Little Princess?” (Booklinks)

What listeners say about A Little Princess

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Great narrator & story.

Really enjoyed the narration and story. Only critique: Narrator/chapter skips 2-3 times in random places throughout the book.

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way better than the movie

I needed a story for my 6 year old and I too listen to and I used to love this movie. Though the movie is good, the book far outweighs it and the narration was excellent. 6 year old was captivated.

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Slight background noise

Beautiful story and well delivered by the narrator.
Unfortunately, there is some kind of background noise or talking echo that can be distracting at times.

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So Wonderful!

Such a wonderful book!! The narrator was great and we always looked forward to the next chapter! I have girls ages 9 & 11. Highly recommend this one!

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  • Keith Salender
  • 2021-07-19

I'm not crying😭😭😭😭 You're crying!!!

it's short it's sweet and it's hard not to love it.
easy read for a child but engaging enough for a sappy 42 year old.

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  • Victoria Scully
  • 2016-09-28

Delightful!!!!

I could not put it down and it made me so happy!! This book is a wonderful antidote for sadness.

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  • Carol Smithson
  • 2021-01-15

Called a classic for good reason.

This well written story has a cross generational appeal. I recommend it for ages six and up. Great book for grandparents to share.

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  • Chandler Sosebee
  • 2021-07-21

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Loved the story and the performance, but the recording has an echo on it and it’s quite distracting 😞 I hope they fix this!

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  • G. Clapp
  • 2021-01-09

Lovely book with good values

It is rare to find a book full of courage, strength, grace, and love in the face of adversity today. We should all be sharing classic books like this with our children.

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  • CKel
  • 2020-10-29

Delightful and Warming

This story will warm your heart. Frances Hodgson Burnett had a colorful imagination that will take you to far away places with her stories. I can’t get enough.

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  • Sara Rhiannon Jade Rademacher
  • 2021-07-09

My favorite story

My name is Sara and I have always loved this story. I never knew it was a book and to find it on here was a joy I cannot describe. It was read beautifully and I will listen yo it again, even though the sad parts are aleays hard to hear or even read. Lovely job and I hoghly recommend it! I also recommend the movies that were made on it, slightly happier than the book but all of the ways Ive heard/seen this tale fill me with happiness and hope for humanity. Signed, a not so little princess

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  • Maui Surfer
  • 2021-06-10

We loved this book!

My daughter and I listen to books in the car, and this was such a treasure. It teaches so many valuable lessons to children, and the overall goodness of just being kind. After reading this book, we made a list of ways we can help others and animals, and we plan to do what we can. A really valuable and enjoyable listen!

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2021-05-19

Great narration of a great story

This book is a classic, and Johanna Ward does a great job of bringing it to life.

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  • 2022-08-24

Solid reading. Pleasant story

Some strange background noises were a bit distracting for a few chapters. Otherwise nothing wrong with this reading.