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Eleanor Hodgman Porter was an American writer most famous for creating the character Pollyanna. Born in 1868, she trained as a singer and continued in this career until around 1901. She married John Lyman Porter in 1892. She published both short stories and novels, experiencing commercial success as a writer. She died in 1920.
An endearing and heart-warming story about the orphan, Pollyanna, and her optimistic outlook on life and how she tries to spread goodwill among the townsfolk of Beldingsville. ...The much-loved story is the latest addition to the acclaimed Oxford Children's Classics series.
Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. With its wonderfully infectious good cheer, Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter spawned a real-life 'Glad' movement and endures today as a true classic of children's literature. This elegant Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by children's book critic Imogen Russell Williams. When her beloved father dies, Pollyanna is sent to live with her strict Aunt Polly in the dour town of Beldingsville, Vermont. Luckily, Pollyanna has the Glad Game - a joyous, warm-hearted exercise where she finds the best in every situation. Whether delighting in the view from her bare attic room, or interpreting her punishment of a meagre supper as a wonderful treat, Pollyanna cannot help but see the best in the world, and inadvertently changes it for the better as she goes.
Perhaps many will consider this book to be written for young readers, however, there are many things to learn for adults as well. 'Pollyanna' is a kind and bright book that helps to look at some life moments more positively. The best-selling book by Elinor Porter outlines the amazing story of an orphaned girl, who from a "e;sense of duty"e; was taken to her stern aunt. Under all circumstances Pollyanna prefers to enjoy her life which helps not only her but also people surrounding her. Undoubtedly, the reader will also be attracted by almost detective twists and turns of the plot of the book.
First published in 1913, "e;Pollyanna"e; is Eleanor H. Porter's popular tale of youthful exuberance that has been cherished by young readers ever since its first publication. A classic of children's literature, "e;Pollyanna"e;, is the story of its titular character, Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphaned girl who moves to the fictional town of Beldingsville, Vermont, to live with her cold and stern spinster Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's aunt is not keen towards the idea of having to take her in but does so anyway out of a sense of duty to her late sister, Pollyanna's mother. Pollyanna's eternal optimism arises out of a game she would play with her father in which they would try to find the good in all situations. Her sunny disposition soon begins to infect the otherwise dispirited New England town which she know calls home, transforming it into an increasingly pleasant place to live. However when tragedy strikes she is finally challenged with a situation in which she cannot be happy about and the townsfolk are called to rally to her side to help her regain her positive outlook on life. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
As soon as Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody's life. The 'glad game' she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the sick, the lonely and the plain miserable - until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad about it.
The orphan girl Pollyanna moves in with her strict aunt in New England. Despite a difficult start, Pollyanna's exuberance and positivity affect everyone who meets her, and she spreads joy and love wherever she goes. But when tragedy strikes, Pollyanna finds her optimistic attitude tested, and she must learn to find happiness again. A heartwarming tale that has become one of the most loved children's stories of all time, Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 best-seller - the first in a long series of Pollyanna novels by the author and other writers - is a beautiful story with a powerful moral message.
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good-you will get that' When life feels difficult, Pollyanna has learned to play The Glad Game . In any situation, no matter how dire it may seem, she challenges herself to find the silver-lining. However, orphaned at a young age and forced to live with her hard-hearted Aunt Polly, Pollyanna has had a lot of opportunities to practice. With her infectious cheer, she is soon convincing some of the town's most troubled residents to rediscover the things they're glad about, until even her sunny disposition is tested. A classic of the Golden Age of Children's Literature, Pollyanna has become a synonym for optimism, and inspired countless readers to find hope in the hardest of situations.
Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish this beautiful edition of the classic tale, Pollyanna. After the death of her mother, young Pollyanna is sent to live with her wealthy but strict Aunt Polly. The pair don't immediately see eye to eye; but through her optimistic, sunny nature, Pollyanna is determined to find the good in every bad situation. Even when disaster strikes... SCHOLASTIC INK DOT CLASSICS - COLLECT THEM ALL! A Christmas Carol A Little Princess Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Anne Of Green Gables Black Beauty Five Children and It Just So Stories Kidnapped Little Women Oliver Twist Pollyanna The Happy Prince and Other Stories The Jungle Book The Railway Children The Secret Garden The Wind in the Willows The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Treasure Island What Katy Did
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