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Eleanor H. Porter - Author

About the Author

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.

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Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

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.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2017

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.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Scholastic Children's Books are proud to publish thisbeautiful edition of the classic tale, Pollyanna. After the death of her mother, young Pollyanna is sent to livewith 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

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2017

When optimistic orphan Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly in the dismal town of Beldingsville, the sweet-natured eleven year old relies on "e;the Glad Game"e; to boost her spirits. The Glad Game-which involves looking for the silver lining in every situation-allows her to remain cheerful no matter how coldly and harshly her aunt treats her. Pollyanna teaches the town's residents how to be glad, too, and her sunny outlook soon reanimates the town. Not even strict Aunt Polly is entirely immune to Pollyanna's infectious charm. But when misfortune strikes, Pollyanna will find her irrepressible optimism put to the test. This is an unabridged version of the heartwarming children's tale by American author Eleanor H. Porter, first published in 1913.

Pollyana

Pollyana

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2016

Pollyanna Whittier, is a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "e;The Glad Game"e;, an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

The timeless children's story about a young orphan whose sunny outlook and effervescent spirit transform a Vermont town Alone in her big house in Beldingsville, Vermont, Miss Polly welcomes neither friends nor companions of any sort. And so when a letter arrives notifying her that her orphaned niece Pollyanna has been sent east to live with her, the cantankerous Miss Polly braces for her cherished calm to be shattered. Pollyanna seems to have little to be grateful for, especially when her aunt sends her to live in the stuffy attic of her stuffy manor. But rather than sulk over her humble accommodations, Pollyanna rejoices in the marvelous view that her attic window affords. She calls her positive attitude the ';glad game,' a trick her father taught her to make the best of any situation. As she introduces the glad game to the downtrodden residents of Beldingsville, Pollyanna begins to rejuvenate the small New England town, proving that optimism and a good-hearted disposition can bring joy to anyonemaybe even stubborn, ornery Miss Polly... This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2015

THE COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED TEXT 'Most generally there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it' When her father dies, Pollyanna is sent to live with her stern Aunt Polly. She is poor, orphaned and alone but Pollyanna just feels lucky to have an aunt at all. The truth is that her dear father, before he died, taught her a trick for life - the 'Glad Game' - the aim of which is to find the good in every bad situation. Before long, Pollyanna's sunny outlook has brightened up the whole town. But when a horrible accident occurs can the Game save Pollyanna? Includes exclusive material: In The Backstory you can test your knowledge of the book and find out if you're as optimistic as Pollyanna! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature. Pollyanna is the story of a young orphan who is sent to live with her aunt after the death of her parents. Pollyanna's positive attitude helps her find happiness in her aunt's unhappy home.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2014

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter, Anne Fine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2014

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2013

This book is suitable for children aged 10 and up. Poor Pollyanna. Her father has just died and now she has to go live with her Aunt Polly. But even her Aunt's unfriendliness won't get Pollyanna down. No matter what goes wrong, she always finds something to be glad about. But when a horrible accident leaves her crippled, will Pollyanna still be so glad? Join Pollyanna as she makes all new friends, cares for the sick and teaches everyone around her how to love again. This handsome, unabridged edition of Pollyanna, with striking illustrations by Scott McKowen, joins Sterling's beloved classics line and is sure to find a treasured place in any family's library.

Om Illustrated Classics Pollyanna

Om Illustrated Classics Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2013

Miss Billy

Miss Billy

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

A young woman is orphaned and has no surviving family members to turn to. Desperate and alone, she reaches out to the only "e;family"e; she has left -- a college chum of her father's, after whom she was named. Based on the name she signs at the bottom of the letter she sends to him, William Henshaw insists that she come to live with him and his brothers. When she arrives at the house and Henshaw realizes his error, everyone has some adjusting to do. Will this makeshift family be able to make it work?

Just David

Just David

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

If you have a soft spot for Eleanor H. Porter's beloved novel Pollyanna, you should definitely add Just David to your reading list. Written just a few years after Porter penned her best-known work, this emotionally resonant and uplifting tale mines many of the same themes, albeit from a starkly different vantage-point. David is a young boy who has lived an extremely sheltered life in the mountains, with just his father and his beloved violin to keep him company. When his father is beset by a grave illness, David is thrust out of his idyllic existence and is forced to grapple with the reality of the outside world. Will this innocent be able to make it through this trying time with his virtue -- and his life -- intact?

Mary Marie

Mary Marie

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Though it was originally published almost a century ago, Eleanor H. Porter's novel Mary Marie tackles an issue that is as relevant as ever: divorce and its impact on the children in the family that has been torn asunder. Groundbreaking at the time of its original publication, the novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced parents can't agree on anything about child-rearing -- not even the name of their daughter! Will the doubly named protagonist be able to navigate this confusing situation and remain healthy and happy?

Just David

Just David

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

If you have a soft spot for Eleanor H. Porter's beloved novel Pollyanna, you should definitely add Just David to your reading list. Written just a few years after Porter penned her best-known work, this emotionally resonant and uplifting tale mines many of the same themes, albeit from a starkly different vantage-point. David is a young boy who has lived an extremely sheltered life in the mountains, with just his father and his beloved violin to keep him company. When his father is beset by a grave illness, David is thrust out of his idyllic existence and is forced to grapple with the reality of the outside world. Will this innocent be able to make it through this trying time with his virtue -- and his life -- intact?

Miss Billy

Miss Billy

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

A young woman is orphaned and has no surviving family members to turn to. Desperate and alone, she reaches out to the only "e;family"e; she has left -- a college chum of her father's, after whom she was named. Based on the name she signs at the bottom of the letter she sends to him, William Henshaw insists that she come to live with him and his brothers. When she arrives at the house and Henshaw realizes his error, everyone has some adjusting to do. Will this makeshift family be able to make it work?

Mary Marie

Mary Marie

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2012

Though it was originally published almost a century ago, Eleanor H. Porter's novel Mary Marie tackles an issue that is as relevant as ever: divorce and its impact on the children in the family that has been torn asunder. Groundbreaking at the time of its original publication, the novel tells the story of a young girl whose divorced parents can't agree on anything about child-rearing -- not even the name of their daughter! Will the doubly named protagonist be able to navigate this confusing situation and remain healthy and happy?

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2012

Eleanor Porter's classic well-loved children's tale Pollyanna has been enjoyed by readers of all ages around the world for almost a century. It tales of a young orphan girl with a wonderfully optimistic attitude to life.

Pollyanna & Pollyanna Grows Up

Pollyanna & Pollyanna Grows Up

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2012

When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sourtempered aunt after her father's death, things seem bad enough, but then a dreadful accident ensues. However, Pollyanna's sunny nature and good humour prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her, and this wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world's most popular children's books since its first publication in 1913. In Pollyanna Grows Up, the only sequel written by Porter herself, Pollyanna finds that that, despite being cured of her health problems, adulthood brings fresh challenges to be overcome.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 10/07/2008

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic American tale, starring Gayle Hunnicutt. When Pollyanna's father dies, she is sent to live with her only surviving relative, the rich but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's joy soon turns to disappointment when her spinster aunt gives her a cold greeting and tells her she is to stay in the attic. It's not the welcome Pollyanna expected, but she soon regains her spirits, playing the `glad game' her father taught her. Nancy, the maid, is charmed by Pollyanna and soon the girl's infectious optimism wins the hearts of everyone in town from the reclusive Mr Pendleton to the shy Dr Chilton. Everyone, that is, except Aunt Polly, who refuses to succumb to her young niece's charm. It is not until a tragic accident occurs, which leaves even Pollyanna struggling to find a way to feel glad, that her maiden aunt finally unwraps her heart from years of bitterness. This BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation retains the spirit of childlike innocence and optimism that has made Pollyanna a favourite amongst generations of children and adults.

Classic Starts (R): Pollyanna Retold from the Eleanor H. Porter Original

Classic Starts (R): Pollyanna Retold from the Eleanor H. Porter Original

Author: Eleanor H. Porter, Arthur Pober Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2007

Once you start looking for the happy things, you don't think about the bad ones as much. That's the joyful way Pollyanna sees the world: no matter what happens, she plays her Just Be Glad game and finds the sunny side of any situation. But when she's orphaned and forced to live with her rigid Aunt Polly, will high-spirited Pollyanna succeed in melting her Aunt's cold heart? Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, with Classic Starts[trademark] , young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age.

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

Author: Eleanor H. Porter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2004

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