I wrote this poem when I was in class 8th (I’m in 9th now), for a competition. The topic was ‘Books you would like to read or add in school library’. I hereby post “A Little Princess” by “Frances Hodgson Burnett” :
There never was a book
Not found in some nook
In our big and lovely school library;
The shelves— they are vast,
With stories from the past,
Making up our school very lively.
But if I were to tell
(O, hear very well)
Which new book were to go in its shelves;
It would be something fancy
With plots more than you can see
So the reader isn’t bored herself!
Or the plots may be few
As in the book with Sara Crewe,
A princess who suddenly turned a pauper,
Her story’s a bit sad
As she lost her wealthy dad,
A dad who dearly loved her daughter.
I am not sure if our library
Had this book already
The title’s something you shouldn’t forget,
The book is “A Little Princess”
It is rather a great success
And the author is “Frances Hodgson Burnett”.
~Dhanishtha Saikia (from Class 8)