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A Little Princess

A Little Princess


by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Little Princess Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. What does royalty have to do with anything? Why is Sara called a princess? 
  2. How would you chart Sara's path in terms of rising and falling? 
  3. What is the role of imagination and storytelling in the book? 
  4. If the story was set in present-day times, where would Sara be and how would her situation be different? 
  5. How important is money in the story and why?
  6. What is the role of geographic location in the story? Would it be different if Sara were a little czarina from Russia instead of an exotic princess from India? 
  7. Isn't it a little bit creepy that Emily is such a character in the book? We mean... she's a doll. And dolls are creep-tastic. Why do you think she's so important? 
  8. Let's talk about words: does it make a difference what kind of accent the characters have? 
  9. Why does Sara get to be adopted by a rich man while Becky has to end up working in a bakery?
  10. What in the world is Miss Minchin's deal? Do you think she sees the error of her ways by the end? 
  11. Why is the Indian gentleman so sick? 
  12. What does the Large Family represent to Sara? Why are they obsessed with her, too?

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