Prose and Phavorites – A Little Princess

I was a constant reader as a child. I had many favorites, Heidi, The Swiss Family Robinson, The Laura Ingalls Little House books. One of my favorite authors was Frances Hodgson Burnett. I loved The Secret Garden and also A Little Princess. As an adult I sometimes revisit these books. I take after my maternal Grandmother in that characteristic, she loved children’s classics too. Recently, I had an inclination to reread A Little Princess. It was just as wonderful a story as it was when I first read it near forty-five years ago. I was struck by the wisdom I found in the book. I especially liked this paragraph in Chapter VI.

“If Nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that-warm things, kind things, sweet things-help and comfort and laughter-and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.” 

 

2 thoughts on “Prose and Phavorites – A Little Princess

  1. I loved this book too – and have it on my kindle right now! (along with Little Lord Fauntleroy). I am a big fan of children’s literature and can’t wait until my boy is old enough for The Secret Garden, which I also loved … I don’t think it will be too long, as we have just started with the proper version of Winnie the Pooh, and at the age of 3 he is grasping it much better than I thought he would. Best wishes 🙂

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