Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s Boarding School

Read by Patricia Oakley

(4.4 stars; 57 reviews)

The story told in Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, A Little Princess, was first written as a serialized novella, Sara Crewe, or What Happened at Miss Minchin’s, and published in St. Nicholas Magazine, in 1888. It tells the story of Sara Crewe, an intelligent, wealthy, young girl at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Sara’s fortunes change when her father dies, and she goes from being a show pupil and parlor boarder at the school to a drudge, but eventually she finds happiness and a home again. (Summary by Treesh) (1 hr 55 min)


Chapter 1 24:34 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 2 20:56 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 3 15:04 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 4 16:06 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 5 21:04 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 6 14:57 Read by Patricia Oakley
Chapter 7 7:58 Read by Patricia Oakley


(3 stars)

I found A Little Princess first and loved it. In contrast this earlier version just doesn't have the heart and soul that was put into A Little Princess. unless you simply wish to compare books I'd skip this and listen to A Little Princess.

(3 stars)

A thinner version of the classic novel, but interesting to check out for completionist purposes. The reader is a bit too slow and not very dramatic, but not unbearable, and she enunciates very clearly.

Sara Crewe

(4.5 stars)

one of the best stories I've ever heard good to read to your child and good for you if you are like me and have been a foster child

A must listen!

(5 stars)

Redeeming characters, morality rewarded, familiar plot, not overly wordy. Perfect for any age.

(5 stars)

Nothing like the movie but I think I like both equally for there difference.

sara crew or what happened at miss minchinz

(4.5 stars)

Very good book & nicely read!

(4.5 stars)

Very good story of the little princess. Great reader. Thank you.

Good title

(3.5 stars)

It was good i enjoy it