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A Little Princess

A Little Princess


by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

A Little Princess was inspired by an unfinished novel by another talented British lady, Charlotte Bronte. (source)

The book was actually first published as a magazine serial. Too bad the Glamour and Seventeen Magazines of the world no longer publish fiction! (source)

In addition to being a book and a play, A Little Princess has been adapted into a whole lot of musicals. Kind of the British take on Little Orphan Annie, don't you think? (source)

In the movie version, Sara's fantastical tale about Prince Rama actually comes from the epic Indian poem "Ramayana." Girl! Watch out for that plagiarism. (source)

Another fun movie fact: all the names of the stores on the main street in the movie are named after crewmembers. (source)

The filmmakers chose to make Becky black and to move the setting to New York. Why do you think that is? We're thinking it might help make the class differences more obvious to American audiences. (source)

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