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

Read by Patricia Oakley

(4.4 stars; 53 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

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

Stop-Go&read original version The Little Princess

(0.5 stars)

PLEASE GO&READ ORIGINAL VERSION This is a sanitised version of The Little Princess taking the he now uncomfortable language used in early 20th Century. As an adult we should be able to apply the context of the time written and still appreciate the book and if for a child then listen to it with them an explain what was going on at that time in history and why changes have been made today. This is how our future generations learn not by scrubbing the past clean. I read the original of a few of her books for the first time 40years ago & The Secret Garden was one of my favourites, I have really enjoyed going back to them as an adult now understanding much of the history I didn't as a child.