Sara Crewe is the daughter of a doting man who leaves her in Miss Minchin's Female Seminary in London. When he apparently dies penniless, Sara's privileged status changes overnight. Banished to the attic, she makes up stories for herself and the housemaid, Becky, keeping both their spirits up through her imagination. Pretending she's a soldier in a war, a prisoner in the Bastille, making friends with the rats, and eventually with the servant in the window across the alley, her fortunes are reversed when the kindly man next door takes a kindly interest in her.
Illustrated by Tasha Tudor with both full-color plates and pen-and-ink pictures, her illustrations bring the world of two little girls in 19th century London to life. 324 glossy pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
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