Wishing for Tomorrow

By McKay, Hilary

Publishers Summary:
Nothing is quite the same at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies since Sara Crewe went away with the Indian gentleman.Lavinia is once again the girls’ leader, but she hungers for a more interesting life. Lottie is still busy making mischief, as is the new neighbor, the red-headed boy. Alice, the new maid, brings a breath of fresh air and slapdash practicality to the school. But Sara is much missed — especially by her best friend, Ermengarde. Can Ermengarde find her own way and be happy? Will she and Sara ever be able to be friends the way they were before?Hilary McKay opens the door to Miss Minchin’s again and invites listeners to take a peek at the new adventures beginning in a beloved tale.

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ISBN
978-1-44240-169-3
Publisher
McElderry


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2010

Gr 4-7 One hundred years after the publication of Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A Little Princess", this welcome sequel opens with a quick, smooth retelling of the original story, then launches into the new one as Sara Crewe and erstwhile scullery maid Becky leave the Select Seminary for Young Ladies. Particularly bereft is Ermengarde, who depended on Sara's academic help and moral support and now, in her insecurity, questions whether they were really friends after all. She writes but never sends long newsy letters to Sara, telling of Lottie's mischief; Miss Minchin's mysterious conditi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

"This is the story of what happened next, after Sara went away." In this "sequel" to Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess, McKay makes a valiant effort to color within the lines, to set her book in the same moral universe as Burnett's—where Miss Minchin is unequivocally detestable and Sara Crewe a paragon of goodness and quality. It takes a while for McKay to get her bearings, as the first few chapters waffle between recapping the events of A Little Princess (from the formerly disdained...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

In this "sequel" to <i>A Little Princess</i>, McKay makes a valiant effort to set her book in the same black-and-white universe as Burn...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on April 1, 2010

Hilary McKay’s story does justice to the classic book, while her writing style and often droll dialogue provide a contemporary sensibility. Full of vibrant characters. Some who appeared in the original story are fleshed out; others ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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