May 12

A Little Princess – Guest Review by Miss Ellie (aged 11)

“In the early morning smog I had him.  But in the lovely lunch of my birthday I lost him.” A Little Princess is written by Frances Hodgson Burnett who also wrote The Secret Garden. Frances weaves a story about a rich girl with perfect manners and an extreme love of books.  Frances tells this story amazingly well and every is detail PERFECT! The twist is impossible to detect at the beginning, and in full detail when it comes. I get emotional (crying) when I read this. It is an absolutely “have to read” book.  She has written true fact like I will never be able to and her novel writing skills are in need of praise.  This is my favourite novel of all time (and it’s not at all girly).