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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hilary McKay Narrator: Justine Eyre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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In this delightful sequel to A Little Princess, Sara Crewe has gone away with the Indian gentleman, and now nothing is the same at Miss Minchin's. Shy Ermengarde, spoiled Lottie, and awful Lavinia are all left behind at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, and without Sara, school is even more dreary than before.

The new maid, Alice from Epping, is a bright girl from the country whose practicality and confidence are a refreshing change from stodgy Miss Minchin. Lottie learns to notice things and has adventures, Lavinia dreams of earning a place at Oxford, and Ermengarde realizes that friendship sometimes means keeping secrets. For her 13th birthday, Ermengarde wishes for no more Miss Minchin's, and in a fiery and dramatic climax, her wish comes true!

With a surprise visit from Sara at the end, this is a lovely story about finding your way and things coming out right.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin T | 1/31/2014

    " I didn't know that a different person could write a sequel to someone else's work, but I'm through the first couple of chapters and she seems to have all the characters dead on. Lavinia is still as snarky as ever, Lottie as bad and poor dear Ermingard as dull and depressing, though I dare say adding a "scullery maid" that stands up to the Ms.Menchions was a nice change! Over all a nice story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 1/13/2014

    " As sequels written years after the original, and not by the original author, this wasn't bad. It is an "after happily ever after" sequel and possibly accurate. What did happen to the Minchin Select Seminary after their star pupil left under less than positive circumstances? The back story on how the school was started, the motivations of Lavinia and Ermegarde and Jessica - none of these things could have been part of the original, focused as it was on Sara. The book tries to maintain some of the sweetness of the original, but not so much that it makes your teeth hurt. I was surprised to enjoy it, but really did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 シグネ (Signe) | 1/3/2014

    " a fairly good follow up to a little princess (though definitely not as good). i wouldn't have believed it possible for somebody to actually do this since it's pretty much impossible to top a little princess! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/19/2013

    " Lovely! I'm going to go read The Little Princess, and this book, all over again! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lewestover | 12/3/2013

    " Not as well written as "The Little Princess" (of course!) but still an interesting way to finish the tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 12/2/2013

    " I liked this "sequel" to "A Little Princess." It continues the story after Sara moves away with her new guardian and gives the reader to the chance to know "what happens next" to characters (especially Ermengarde and Lottie, but also the rat Melchisedec, Sara's rival Lavinia, and even evil Miss Minchin) after Sara leaves the Select Seminary for Young Ladies. I liked this book, but not as much as Hilary McKay's other novels with contemporary settings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mintti | 11/25/2013

    " Hilary McKay writes wonderful books for children. This one was one of them, only I should have read the original Little Princess first, it's been so long and I didn't remember it well at all. There's lots of humour and adventures despite the fact that it mostly happened inside one house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 7/16/2013

    " It's Hilary McKay. Need I say more? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/28/2013

    " Becky's story also would have been a neat tale to read. Expectations for a sequel to a classic are high. This tale is commendable. What we wish for might not really be what is best. The school is now gone, but the memories carry on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 5/13/2013

    " This was an interesting sequel to "The Little Princess". I liked it. The other girls' characters from the first book got the chance to develop a little more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/2/2013

    " A delightful sequel to the LIttle Princess. the story continues with the rest of the girls after Sara has left. the girls characters are very well developed and the plot keeps you reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianna | 3/30/2013

    " This might have the characters from A Little Princess, but it lacks the Magic. I did enjoy it moderately, though, and I especially liked Lottie pouring her milk into her shoes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 3/7/2013

    " McKay wisely follows the girls left behind at Miss Minchin's rather than trying to follow Sara Crewe. A very satisfying read for Little Princess fans, as you get to know some of the other characters in the book a little better and find out what happened to Sara. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Bisset | 2/15/2013

    " This was a pretty good sequel. I am not positive that everything matched up, but I really liked getting to know Ermengard and Lottie and even Lavinia better. I was able to see their depth. Good book, I would read it again. After I read the original, of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 2/3/2012

    " It's a really good sequel to The Little Princess. It's very touching. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica Scott | 1/12/2012

    " i actually don't think i finished this one. just lost interest over time, i guess. it was a clever idea, to tell the stories of the orphan girls Sara Crewe left behind. but it's missing the magic of A Little Princess--there was nothing to keep you entranced in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/23/2011

    " Really fun., clever book and well worth reading for little princess fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 11/2/2011

    " I love Hilary McKay's books. There's just something about them. They're so warm and inviting. This sequel to A Little Princess looks at how life at the Select Seminary change after Sara leaves. It's fun to see how the girls grow and change because of the new challenges that they face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/25/2011

    " I thought this book was a sweet "sequel". I always appreciate it when someone decides that a book's ending needs more closure, and closes it for us. Francis, in writing the original, wrote a beautiful classic, but this one gives us a bit more information about what happened next, to everyone else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lewestover | 11/26/2010

    " Not as well written as "The Little Princess" (of course!) but still an interesting way to finish the tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 10/25/2010

    " While I was a little lost in the beginning, mostly because I didn't remember much at all of A Little Princess, Hilary McKay's funny, clever writing won me over. I loved the girls and Alice and Bosco and Melchisedec. I am so charmed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/25/2010

    " A delightful sequel to the LIttle Princess. the story continues with the rest of the girls after Sara has left. the girls characters are very well developed and the plot keeps you reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/3/2010

    " It's Hilary McKay. Need I say more? "

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About the Author

Hilary McKay was born in Boston, Lincolnshire. Her first book, The Exiles, about an unusual family called the Conroys, was published in 1991 and went on to win the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. The sequel, The Exiles at Home, won the Smarties Prize, and a third volume, The Exiles in Love, was also acclaimed.

About the Narrator

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and two AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her recent television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.