Abstract: As a famous English writer of children's literature, Frances Hodgson Burnett tells the readers a simple principle: each boy can have a happy childhood and each girl is the most beautiful princess, which is typically reflected in one of her representative works: A Little Princess. This paper focuses on the charisma of Sara’s personality and its influences on others to offer a clear idea about Sara. Sara, the protagonist in A Little Princess, seems inborn with rich imagination. This peculiarity makes her welcome by everyone. Besides, Sara can treat everything with reason and consequently gains a lot from life. What’s more, Sara has the persevering spirit when she is in an awkward situation. This makes her has the temperament of a real princess. All the above contributes to Sara’s overwhelming charisma which exerts an important influence on others, including her friends, enemies and readers.
Key words: Frances Hodgson Burnett; A Little Princess; Sara; charisma; influence