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Quick Glance



This is the total number of incidents in this 320 page book.

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Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Key Words: Fiction, Children, Classics

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Book Description:

Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father gain, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and genorosity are all the riches she truly needs?


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Children's Bad Words

Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 1 Incident

stupid (used a few times)

Name Calling - 3 Incidents

brat, cry baby, goose

Religious Profanity - 11 Incidents

Good God, goodness knows, oh goodness, oh laws (slang for Oh Lord), my word, God knows

Religious & Supernatural - 4 Incidents

A paragraph on heaven where it is said that the deceased can perhaps see the children in the room and are perhaps in the room.

Imagination is referred to as a kind of magic.

A girl make-believes that her doll is a kind of "good witch" who protects her.

There is a statue of Buddha and a conversation about having an idol though not worshipping it.

Attitudes/Disobedience - None

Violence - 1 Incident

The girls read of the French Revolution for school: "You know they put her head on a pike and danced round it .. and she had beautiful floating blonde hair; and when I think of her, I never see her head on her body, but always on a pike, with those furious people dancing and howling."

Conversation Topics - 1 Incident

Wine is mentioned.

Romance Related - 1 Incident

The word "breast" is used a few times, indicating "chest."

Parent Takeaway

An incredibly well mannered girl is put through a fiery trial and comes out with a character shining as pure as gold. A great, warm-hearted book to show an exemplary display of character!

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