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Sara Crewe is a very intelligent, polite, and creative young girl. Born to a wealthy soldier in India, Sara was brought all the way to London in Victorian-era England for a formal education and to escape the inevitable hardships of India such as disease. At the upscale boarding school, Sara is forced to tolerate the haughty, disdainful headmistress, Miss Minchin. It only gets worse for poor Sara Crewe when a distressing event unfolds to leave her impoverished and at the mercy of the jealous Miss Minchin. Sara undergoes numerous trials as she humbly allows herself to be subjected to servitude, but with the help of several dear friends (both seen and unseen), she remains as proud and unwavering and imaginative as ever, proving to all that anyone can be A Little Princess. --Submitted by Lucia
This is the story of a British girl named Sara born in India to a very rich man named Ralph Crew, who was a captain in the army in the early 19th century. He sent his daughter to England to study. Sara is treated like a princess in the boarding school. When Captain Crew passes away in India Sara is left to the mercy of the greedy headmistress, who starts treating her as a servant and forces her to help in the kitchen and sleep in the attic. Most of the nights she has nothing to eat and no one to talk to. A man moves next door and Sara talks to him; he turns out to be her father's friend and business partner. He was also searching for Sara, so, he becomes Sara's guardian. Sara has a lovely heart and a divine power of imagination that allows her to survive through hardships and humiliation. Sara is a princess at heart. --Submitted by Satwinder
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