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A Little Princess: Book Giveaway!

I’ve started a Fun Friday Book Giveaway this month, and this time I’m giving away a copy of this lovely Puffin in Bloom edition of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett! These beautiful, hardcover books feature cover art by Rifle Paper Co.

I’ve always loved A Little Princess, but I have to admit that I’ve seen the movies more times than I’ve read the book. (I think I’ve read it only 2-3 times?) As much as I do enjoy other film adaptations, there was a PBS Wonderworks TV miniseries I grew up with that I watched over and over. It featured Amelia Shankley as Sara, Nigel Havers (Chariots of Fire) as Mr. Carrisford, Maureen Lipman as Miss Minchin, and Miriam Margolyes as Miss Amelia.

Amelia Shankley

I used to pretend I was Sara when she was rich and wear a frilly dress and try to make a fancy parlor in the corner of our living room, but I loved dressing up as a scullery maid even more. On foggy evenings, I went outside and carried an ash bucket around (from our fireplace), pretending I was in London. I guess I really liked the drama of it! Did anyone else love acting out their favorite books and movies? (Maybe it’s just me?)

A Little Princess

To Enter:
To enter the giveaway, please write to me in the comment section below. For two more entries, forward this to a friend and let me know in the comments. You can also follow me on Instagram @kindredspiritbooks and tag friends there for additional entries!

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Giveaway ends 9/14 at 11:59 p.m. PT.
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  • Reply
    Linda Tewalt
    September 11, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    I forwarded this to five friends. Would love to have the book.

    • Reply
      Rachel Dodge
      September 11, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Wonderful!! I’ll enter that in!

  • Reply
    Linda Tewalt
    September 11, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    I forwarded this to five friends.

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    Lila Diller
    September 11, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    I love the Shirley Temple version of the Little Princess best! My son just had to read Heidi for his English, and he enjoyed it so much that he wanted me to read it. It reminded me about Shirley Temple’s version of this, and I have been wanting to watch Shirley Temple’s The Little Princess again! I did read it as a child, but I don’t remember much about the book itself.

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      Rachel Dodge
      September 11, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      I’ll need to watch it again as well!

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    Brenda Cox
    September 12, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Yes, I also remember the Shirley Temple version of this lovely story. But I’ll need to look up the one you mentioned, and try to watch it with my grandchildren! This would be a great book to read aloud to them, thanks for the reminder. I’ll share this on my facebook page, which is like sharing it with a bunch of friends, right? Thanks for sharing with us, Rachel!

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      Rachel Dodge
      September 12, 2020 at 8:07 am

      Thank you, Brenda!

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