Classic Book Review: A Little Princess

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess
by Frances Hodgson BurnettTasha Tudor (illustrator)
5 out of 5 stars
Little Sara Crewe is wealthy heiress, and she is treated like a princess at Miss Minchin’s boarding school for girls. Her father loses all his money and dies abroad, so Sara is forced to work as a servant. But she never stops behaving like a noble princess with kindness and generosity to everyone.

I always love rereading this book. Sara has such a gentle personality, and she’s so intelligent and adorable. I love how imaginative she is and how she is always making up stories and living inside her head. She has a marvelous intuition about people around her, and she can see through their facades right to their heart.

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Review: Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden
Frances Hodgson Burnett: Beyond the Secret Garden by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I loved finding out more about this author’s life! What an interesting character she had! I love that she had such an independent spirit in a time when women didn’t enjoy much freedom. “I do what I want” seems to have been her motto.
She wrote about 60 novels and over a hundred short stories, but most of them are out of print these days. I love her books, and I’m always searching for those obscure out-of-print editions. Continue reading

10 Favorite Children’s Authors

Of course, after I filmed this, I thought of about 20 more authors that I ought to have included in my list! And then I started thinking that I ought to have re-ordered them differently with some authors higher or lower on the list. It’s just too hard to choose!

Here are a few authors that also bear mentioning, but didn’t quite make the cut for this list…
Cornelia Funke
D. J. McHale
Brian Jacques
George MacDonald
Noel Streatfeild
Rick Riordan
Joan Aiken
Blue Balliett
Roald Dahl
Frank L. Baum
Suzanne Collins
Madeline L’Engle
M. I. McAllister