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Wishing for tomorrow the sequel to A little princess / Hilary McKay.

McKay, Hilary. (Author). Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924 Little princess. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J MCK (Text) 33500010325892 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library J MCK (Text) 33500010325900 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781442401693 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1442401699 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 273 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Relates what becomes of Ermengarde and the other girls left behind at Miss Minchin's School after Sara Crewe leaves to live with her guardian, the Indian gentleman.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 December #2
    For many readers, Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic novel A Little Princess remains a perfect story a century after it was first published. But as McKay points out in her introduction to this original sequel, Burnett's ending leaves the reader right where he (or, most likely, she) started: back at Miss Minchin's Select Seminary, a grim boarding school in early-twentieth-century London, without Sara, the rags-to-riches star of the novel. McKay's offering, which begins shortly before Sara leaves, lacks the original novel's exciting trajectory and focuses instead on creating backstories for Burnett's characters. Here, snotty Lavinia is actually a young feminist who dreams of attending Oxford; tenderhearted, dull-witted Ermengarde discovers that she is brave and imaginative; and irrepressible young wild child Lottie turns out to be the unlikely voice of reason. Readers new to the story may struggle to make connections between characters and events, but with her trademark blend of sly comedy and emotional insights, McKay captures the enchanting, old-fashioned mood of the original while adding some timeless truths about friendship, female ambition, and children's resilience. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Boarding schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
London (England) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Edward VII, 1901-1910 > Fiction.
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