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.
With Maureen Lipman, Amelia Shankley, Miriam Margolyes, Annette Badland. Sara Crewe is the pampered darling of her father, an army captain, and the Victorian London girls' school where he places her. But when her father dies, penniless, Sara becomes a skivvy in Miss Michin's school, befriended only by the scullery maid, Becky, her friends Ermengarde and Lottie, a little monkey, a lascar, and the mysterious man next door.