Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to make friends at boarding school and settle in. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for drudgery and a room in the attic. #HappyReading
A LITTLE PRINCESS (1995) Liesel Matthews. A lovely version of a childhood classic. Sara Crew, a wealthy child, is left penniless and orphaned at a girl's school when her father is purported killed in World War I. Her optimism carries her thru adversity as her situation worsens. This does have a happy ending (I'm a sucker for those). Beautiful Edwardian costumes for children of that age.
The Little Princess (1939) When her father is reported killed in the Boer War, pampered rich girl Sara Crewe is left to the mercies of a mean-spirited headmistress. Forced to work as a servant and live in the attic, Sara learns the value of true generosity and real friendship. Shirley Temple Family Classics..15