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July 30, 2006

Kidlit 16: A Little Princess

Blogathon 2006

(Hey look! Book posts are back! Maybe not every hour, though.)

Ohhh, such a great book. (I love the Shirley Temple movie too.) Another boarding school one. Another orphan book. It's a riches-to-rags-to-riches sort of fairy tale, with human kindness substituting for magic. It's charming, but takes a real look at social issues of its time. And it even teaches about the Boer War!

I like Burnett's The Secret Garden, too, but the lesser known A Little Princess is definitely my favorite.

Posted by Kat at July 30, 2006 04:00 AM

I *love* A Little Princess! It was one of the staples of my library as a kid. I still have the special hardcover editions my Mum bought me.

Only 5 hours left! The end is almost in sight, eh? LOL

Posted by: JL at July 30, 2006 04:10 AM

Another to add to my list!

Posted by: mrspao at July 30, 2006 04:42 AM

I love both those books.

Posted by: Carrie K at July 30, 2006 06:21 AM

Not that I remember anything about the Boer War.

Posted by: Carrie K at July 30, 2006 06:21 AM
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