Title: “Little Lord Fauntleroy”
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Number of Pages: 242
Publisher: Everyman’s Library
Date of Publication: October 10, 1995
5 stars: Right up there with the classics
When I was little, two of my favorite books were A Little Princess and The Secret Garden (HarperClassics) by Frances Hodgson Burnett. When I grew up, they were still favorites. So a year ago when I was buying them for my little cousin, and I noticed this story, I was astounded. How did I miss such a gem?
The story of little Cedric who warms his old grandfather’s heart is beautifully written and quite touching. There is also a lesson to be learned, as we watch what Cedric does with his new found wealth. What would you do if you were suddenly gifted with such a fortune? This story is perfect for anyone who enjoyed Burnett’s other stories, and is still enjoyable at any age.