Saturday, April 09, 2011

1st Book Finished in Hour 14!

    First book finished!  Finally! So relieved.  Anywho, here is a description of the book:

     From the Publisher

Sara Crewe is a gifted and well-mannered child, and Captain Crewe, her father, is an extraordinary wealthy man. So Miss Minchin, headmistress of Sara's new boarding school in London, is pleased to treat Sara as her star pupil--a pampered little princess.
But suddenly, one dreadful day, Sara's world collapses around her. All of her lovely things are taken from her and she is forbidden to associate with her friends. Her father has died penniless in India.

Miss Minchin can now show her greedy and meanspirited nature to its fullest. The little princess is reduced to a shabby drudge. But Sara does not break, and with the help of a monkey, an Indian lascar, and the strange, ailing gentleman next door, she not only survives her sufferings but help those around her. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


"Whatever comes," she said, "cannot alter one thing. If I am a princess in rags and tatters, I can be a princess inside. It would be easy to be a princess if I were dressed in cloth of gold, but it is a great deal more of a triumph to be one all the time when no one knows it."
Frances Hodgson Burnett (A Little Princess)

"Neither do I -- to speak truth. But I suppose there might be good in things, even if we don't see it."
Frances Hodgson Burnett (A Little Princess)

"You are nothing but a doll. Nothing but a doll -- doll -- doll! You care for nothing. You are stuffed with sawdust. You never had a heart. Nothing could ever make you feel. You are a doll!"
Frances Hodgson Burnett (A Little Princess)

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this book!  It was very touching and I'm so glad that I stuck with it!  It shows that a little girl can be very rich for her age and I enjoyed the journey of it.  Can't wait to start read #2!  

My Book Progress:

~Beauty and the Beast  24 pages (Kindle)
~ A Little Princess 186 pages (Kindle)
~ The Secret Garden 214 pages (Kindle)
~ Cinderella 24 pages (Kindle)
~ The Story of Doctor Dolittle 176 pages (Kindle)
~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream 128 pages (Kindle)
~ The Time Machine 104 pages (Kindle)
~ The Invisible Man 208 pages (Kindle)
~ Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm 188 pages (Kindle)
~ Stuart Little 131 pages
~ Winnie-the-Pooh 161 pages
~ For One More Day 197 pages
~ The Cat Who Came In From The Cold 107 pages
~ The Bridges of Madison County 171 pages
Total Possible Pages 2,019

1 comment:

  1. Here was my official cheerleader poem, most people I knew were already on my list, but I think you were in a different section, so here ya go!

    Cover to Cover
    And Coast to Coast
    Across the Oceans
    We’ve been brought together
    By what we love the most!
    Let’s hear it for the readers!

    You're doing great, keep it up!