About the book (from Wikipedia):
A Little Princess is a 1905 children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is an expanded version of Burnett’s 1888 short story entitled Sara Crewe: or, What Happened at Miss Minchin’s, which was first serialized in St. Nicholas Magazine from 1887 to 1888. According to Burnett, after she composed the 1902 play based on the story, her publisher asked that she expand the story into the novel with “the things and people that had been left out before.” The original book, A Little Princess: Being the Whole Story of Sara Crewe Now Being Told for the First Time, was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons with illustrations by Ethel Franklin Betts.
Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.” It was one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time in a 2012 poll by School Library Journal.