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. Spoiled Lottie, awful Lavinia, and shy Ermengarde are all left to make their own way at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, along with a new maid—Alice from Epping, a bright girl from the country whose practicality and confidence are a refreshing change from stodgy Miss Minchin. But when Ermengarde wishes for no more Miss Minchin’s on her thirteenth birthday, her wish comes true in a fiery and dramatic climax. Ending with a surprise visit from Sara, this is a lovely story about finding your way and things coming out right.
Hilary McKay is the award-winning author of The Skylarks’ War (which was a Boston GlobeHorn Book Best Book of 2018, and received three starred reviews), Binny Bewitched (which was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year and received two starred reviews), Binny in Secret (which received three starred reviews), Binny for Short (which received four starred reviews), and six novels about the Casson family: Saffy’s Angel, Indigo’s Star, Permanent Rose, Caddy Ever After, Forever Rose, and Caddy’s World. She is also the author of Wishing for Tomorrow, the sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess. Hilary lives with her family in Derbyshire, England. Visit her at HilaryMcKay.co.uk.