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10-23-2002, 01:00 AM
I absoluetely agree with you!!!!!!!!!!! Completely and totally!!!! The movies will never be as great as the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

07-27-2003, 01:00 AM
Are u the same guy who filmed buffy the vampire slayer?<br>Because you have the same name and its spelt the same!!!!!!!

joss whedon
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I don't think any filmed version has come close to the greatness of this book. In fact, I've wondered why the films weren't truer to the book, which could be filmed practically excatly as written, it is so exultantly cinematic. I've read it more than ten times since I was a child, and it holds new wonder for me each time. It's been an influence in my own writings more than I'd guessed. By the way, the edition with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Bettes is by far the best -- they are wonderfully evocative paintings, particularly the one of Sarah looking out at the birds. It really is my very favorite book. The movies -- bah!

Riem Bezant
05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Hi, my name is Riem and I watched the Little Princess today on tv and I loved it. I cried so many times and it was so touching. I have read just about all of Francis Hodgsen Burnett's books and if she was still here, I wish that she could have written more. Bye!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I absolutly loved the movie! Its a real feel good movie and has a sense of magic.<br>I thought ms minchen was a real [email protected]#!#, and loved the ending.<br>I always cry at the ending no matter how many times ive watched it!<br>I rate this 11 out of 10!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
This is probably the best book I have ever read. I loved it so much, and I have read it more than once, often doing reports on it for school, etc. I actually just finished reading it for the milliionth time last evening, and wow...i can never get over how good it is. The chracters are realistic, and it is very well written. I have probavbly watched the movie just about as many times as I've read the book, and it never compares to the work of art the book is. This is one book I recommend to everyone, no matter what their age may be. Mille Bisous, Julie

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Although the million times i have watched the movie i still cry everytime it is such a touching story!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I saw the movie and the book and the movie was great touching and all that but it never came close to the greatness of the book. I am trying to read all of Francis Hodgson Burnett's books but the movies aren't half so good. They could be much better if they stuck to the book more. It is my opinion that a movie can never be as great as a book because in a book there is more an imaginitive side to it then just viewing and you can see the characters feelings in a book. There are down sides to a book to of course like the fact that in a movie you can clearly see the whole thing and you don't have to memorize a page or worry about your bookmark falling out. Of course during both if you are thinking about something else then you don't get the full impact of a scene/chapter. This is my opinion CU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Id just like to comment that the movie was great. Its a really touching story about an orphan girl that always makes me cry at the end, no matter how many times i watch it.<br>I havn't read the book yet, so i cant compare it to the movie.<br>Congratulations to the makers of that movie and esp. the actors/actresses

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Hi, my name is Katie. i just recently read the book for a school book report. i had already seen the movie and i thought it was pretty good. but when i read the book i saw what other people see. other people see that the book is always beter in one way or another, than the movie, i never really thought much about that until i read the book. 'A little Princes' was heart worming story! i remember that i would be reading it before i would go to school and my mom would have to tell me that i had to stop and finish it another time cause once i would start to read it i would get so wraped up in it that i couldn't stop! i loved reading the book and i think that no mader who reads it, young or old, i garenty that you will be a tuched as i was by this wounderfull story<br> 'A Little Princess'

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I saw the movie on t.v. and it made me cry so much. It is sad that she had to go through. LIke how she thought her father was dead and then he didn't remember her at first. That would brake my heart if my father didn't remember me. Then she had to become a servant because she couldn't pay, that was really mean and Ms. Minchen didn't even show the least bit of sympathy when she told her that her father died. I am only half way through the book so I can't compare it that well.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
When I was much younger, "A Little Princess" was my favourite book. I was delighted when the film version came out, but horrified when I actually saw it. It was a good film but the director messed with the book far too much for me to truly love it. I greatly hope that he doesn't wreck his next book-to-movie film - the third Harry Potter.<br>What this review comes down to is that the ideals of this book are timeless - I love it as much now at age 19 as I did when I first read it at age 9. My reading tastes have moved on greatly, but I still love it and know that those reading this review would love it too. As long as you can use your imagination.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
My class has to read a book once a month and do a project!Our teacher always says to find a book that fits your personality,well I had to find one from home and I found and older gift which was the book A Little Princess!I was like this is going to be a major pain but I have to read something,so I read it and to my surprise I LOVED it!I wish that people could be more like Sara,I am now trying to be more like a princess!!I love this book I am going to rent the movie too!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I read the book, and sow the movie, it was great.<br>you should read the book & see the movie too, don't miss it, you will love it!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Both the book and the movie were awesome. The movie should have stuck to the book, though the soundtrack was beautiful. In my opinion, they should have never changed the book.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Hello my name Nancy. I am in Newfoundland, canada, and where i live, the recreational things around, really dont suit my interests.. so i turn to books. My aunt had gave me this book because she had known i would like it. I did. <br>I know the author has passed away, But i want to let her know that this book has inspired me. It has let me know that there is a fighting chance for everyone. The charactors.. the originality for there speah was a wonderful way to inspire someone. Thank you Frances Hodgson Burnett. What a wonderful way to express yourself. <br><br>Nancy Rose

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
The book was very heartwarming. I loved it! The author seems like she really put some thought into writing it. It made me feel as though I was actually there. I hope she writes more books. Both the book and the movie are great.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
When I read A Little Princess I loved it but, whent he movie came out I was like okay. The book is much better than the movie. Some people dont want to see the book after they see the movie cause they are afraid that the book will be like the movie.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I first saw the movie and liked it when I was probably 12 or 13. And that was the Shirley Temple version. I thought that was adorable since I liked Shirley Temple since I was three or four. I then was able to fully understand and like the book later. Since then I have seen a Disney Channel version of the movie and the '95 version. Out of all the versions I have seen I like Shirley Temple and the Disney live version better. If anyone could tell me where to find the version that is like the book I like I would be happy. I could buy the Shirley Temple version at Old Tyme Pottery and have the version that is true to the book too.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I've read numerous books but none like this one.I issued it from the library but I want to buy it from wherever it is available.Iwould as well like to know if ther is a movie of the story or not.I really appreciate Frances Hodgson Burnett's skill of writing andI hope to become an equally fantastic writer as her in future.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
My father bought me this book when I was a young girl. All young girls, at one time or another, imagine themselves to be princesses. They easily envision themselves wrapped in exquisite velvet gowns and adorned in glittering veils and gold bracelets. Such was the case for me years ago. I'll never forget such a precious time in my life, the sweet memories of a young girl who could immerse herself in such fantasies. This book is probably the best I have read as a child; it is a work of fiction that best calls to mind the magic of my childhood and the simplicity of innocence. This is a book I will surely pass on to my children.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Iloved the movie <br>Ihave seen it a thousand times . I have read the book 2 times. I think the book was better because in the movie her father was live in the end and in the book it said more. I think they could have done the movie more like the book because in the book her dad died and in the movie he endsa up live . I think they sould have just keep it as the story was about the dad dieding . when i read the book i cryed when sara was told she was poor and that her dad died. see you

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I love the book. But I'm desperately looking for some materials about the author and her writings, because I'm writing my thesis on children's literature. If somebody can help me somehow, I'm looking for books, essays and anything that could help me to find out more about Mrs. Burnett. Thanks a lot.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
i thought this movie was a great movie too watch. It was really sad at the end but she gets her wish back. it was such a magical movie. I also enjoyed all the art work that was put in the movie. i really enjoyed the movie. I would watch this over and over a again. My heart fell in love with it the first time i saw it. Well, that's all i have to say for know, until next time. Thanks for making the movie.<br> Your Truly,<br> Shaunna Still

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
When I first saw the movie,I thought It was excellent,a very touching story about a little girl etc...always makes me cry in the end.<br>Not long ago I read the book, and boy oh boy is it totally different to the movie!<br>The whole plot is different in the story,sara dosn't even look the same in the book,Though the book was also very good,I'd have to say i liked the movie better.Basically cuz its a movie,and i like the movie version better than the book and cuz its played out infront of ur eyes.<br>All in all:GOOD STUFF!!

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
It was late July and we bought the book from a bookstore, because I have seen the animation, received information and liked it. A Little Princess tells the heartwarming story of a young girl of fortune, who is left destitute after the death of her father. Her vivid imagination and cheerful nature keep up her spirits despite the hard times and neglect, and the good she does to others reaps its own rewards. <br><br> My book's front picture is an illustration by Ethel Franklyn Betts from the 1905 edition of A Little Princess. It is published by penguin classics, 1996. Francess also published Little Lord Fauntleroy(1885), and Secret Garden(1911). She died 1924, a few weeks before her seventy-fifth birthday. <br><br> I have seen some movies, but they are edited. Some endings are not from the story, like that Captain Crewe did not die, and it was Tom who died. But, whenever I read the book, I feel better than watching the movie. And, Jessie is the only one who is with that Lavinia. If you'll ask me, Ermengarde is fat. Some movies made her slim. Lottie, she is curly, not long-haired. <br><br> After all, the movies are wrong. And I know that if I am only a director, I would make the right movie. That is all I can say.

05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Hello...I just finished reading this book and i have to say that i absolutely loved it. I watched the movie a million times but it didn't exactly compare to the book. I am really glad that i got to read this and i am working on an essay for this book! Luv Stephanie

08-15-2005, 06:50 AM




04-13-2010, 07:18 AM
Hello, everyone,
I also truly love the book. And I think it is ten times better than the movie version I have seen with Liam Cunningham. It werenīt the actors but the scriptwriter changed the plot in very essential ways. What a pity!