Author(s): Frances Hodgson Burnett
When Sara Crewe is first sent to Miss Minchin's boarding school, she is treated like a princess but then her father dies and leaves her orphaned and penniless. She becomes a servant at the school fighting against the scorn of her once equals. Her generous nature and fantastical stories make her many friends but it is not until a new neighbour moves in next door that she has a chance for real happiness.A beautiful classic that has captured the hearts of generations.
Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester in 1849 but moved to Tennessee in 1865 when her family fell on hard times. There she began writing stories to earn money and soon became a successful novelist, playwright and children's author of such well-loved works as Little Lord Fauntleroy, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden all of which have been adapted into successful films.