Sara Crewe is a highly intelligent pupil at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary for Young Ladies. After the death of her doting father, she is left penniless and is forced to work as a servant in utterly demeaning conditions. However, ingenious resourcefulness and unwavering optimism in the face of despair work together to change her fortunes for the better. "A Little Princess" is a timeless and much-loved tale not to be missed by fans and collectors of classic children's literature. Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849-1924) was a British-American playwright and author most famous for her children novel "The Secret Garden" (1911). Other notable works by this author include: "Queen Silver-Bell" (1906), "Racketty-Packetty House" (1906), and "The Shuttle" (1907). Read & Co. is republishing this classic children's novel in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.