October 28, 2014

Consider This Classic: Alexa Recommends

Consider This Classic is a monthly feature where bloggers highlight and recommend their favorite classic. They'll tell you when they first read it, why they love it and where to go from there. If you'd like to participate in Consider This Classic, click here to sign up.

I'm so very excited to have Alexa from Alexa Loves Books here to recommend her favorite classic. A few months, I tweeted looking for some more recommendations, and Alexa asked if children's books were allowed. OF COURSE. The best part is that she's recommending one of my all-time favorite children's books (which also has a movie adaptation that makes me cry every single time I watch it). Alexa is one of the kindest, most genuine people I've ever met, and I'm so thankful that blogging introduced me to her. From amazing events to epic comment dumps, I couldn't be happier to have her on my blog today!


A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publication Date: 1905
Originally Published In: United States
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Summary (from Goodreads)
Without her beloved father and miles from home, it is very hard for Sara Crewe to like her new life at boarding school. Luckily Sara is always dreaming up wonderful things and her power of telling stories wins her lots of friends.

When a letter arrives that brings disastrous news, the wicked headmistress Miss Minchin forces Sara to become a servant. Her lovely clothes and toys are taken away from her and she must work from dawn until midnight. How will Sara cope with her newfound poverty? Can her imagination help her overcome this horrible situation?


The first time I ever read A Little Princess, I was a little girl and I'd just gotten the book as a present! The version I have at home in the Philippines (which is now falling apart from multiple rereads) is a light pink, with a girl on the cover. I was curious about the "Princess" in the title, and so, I just had to read it right away.


I'd recommend this story because it feels timeless. Sara Crewe was a fascinating heroine, and I fell in love with her immediately (and basically wanted to be her friend). I loved the fact that she told stories and had such an amazing imagination best of all! The way Sara's story plays out is so magical, and so hopeful, and I loved that.


I'd recommend the following:

Anne of Green Gables - I personally just think Anne & Sara would get along really well! They both have big imaginations, but they're both also practical and smart.

Second Chance Summer - The father-daughter relationship in this novel definitely reminds me of Sara and her father too.

1 comment:

  1. The Little Princess is one of those books I'm surprised I didn't read as a child! I haven't read The Secret Garden or Anne of Green Gables either... need to remedy that! I did like The Little Princess movie and would love to read the book, thanks for bringing it to the forefront of my mind! :)

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