Sara Crewe is the happiest girl at Miss Minchin's school. Her doting father sends her lavish gifts from India and her kindness makes her a favourite with the other pupils. But when her father dies, Sara is left with nothing and Miss Minchin turns against her. Hoping she won't spend the rest of her days in poverty, Sara uses her gentle nature to try and turn her fate around. The Classic Collection series: Carefully abridged texts, retold in clear contemporary language, these titles are perfect for any English learners and can be enjoyed by all readers. Each page of writing is accompanied by a charming illustration on the facing page, so these well-loved classics will capture the reader's heart and imagination. By condensing such classics into 48 pages, children are encouraged to one day read these stories in their original form.