Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Book Review: Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This wonderful author and playwright is a great favourite of mine. 
Her style of writing is so elegant and her words seem to flow into one another, creating a beautiful and breathtaking story of incredibly intelligent children who brighten the lives of those around them, even in the sometimes desperate circumstances they find themselves in.

Topmost on my list of most loved authors is Louisa May Alcott with her treasure of a book, Little Women, and in second place is Frances Hodgson Burnett with The Secret Garden which I’ve read more than once.  Her other book, A Little Princess is both thrilling and sad but very moving.  Mom just finished this story as a read-aloud to Beth and Gabrielle, but I must admit, even we older people were spellbound listening to her read!
  I decided to read her other book, Little Lord Fauntleroy for the first time and review it for my readers.  I found it just as perfect as her other two books but maybe a little less tragic :-) 

Frances Hodgson Burnett

This story begins in a small American town where a little boy named Cedric lives with his mother.  Having lost his father, the youngest son of an Earl, some time earlier to sickness, Cedric goes through his young life with an eager and sincere little attitude, unknowingly touching the lives of each person he meets – Mr Hobbs, a grumpy greengrocer, the poor Apple Women down the road and Dick the bootblack.  Cedric is both compassionate and clever and it is this that first strikes his grandfather, the angry old Earl of Dorincourt when he first meets him.  Cedric, whose life is turned around when he finds out he is in fact the heir to the Dorincourt title, sails to England to grow up under the guidance of the selfish and cross old Earl.  But it is Cedric who softens the heart of his grandfather and changes the lives of all the people living on the estate of Dorincourt... 

Little Lord Fauntleroy is a relatively easy and touching read.  I would highly recommend this book as a read-aloud for children ages six and up! 

Have you read this delightful book?  What did you think of it?

Have a very blessed week further friends!


Grace Le Feuvre-Smith said...

Wonderful! I love this review! The book sound cool. Lovely post Kelly I am looking forward to your necks post! :)
Grace xxx ♥ :)

Kelly-Anne said...

Thank you for your comment, Grace:-) Much love! Kelly xxx