Pollyanna Grows Up
by Eleanor H. Porter
Ages 9 and upView Sample Pages
When Eleanor H. Porter wrote her wonderful story of Pollyanna
she created an absolutely new character in American fiction. Under the inspiration of Pollyanna, who was the sunniest and most delightful of optimists, people everywhere began to play the glad game--the game that brings contentment wherever it is played. When the story of Pollyanna
told in “the glad book” was ended a great cry of regret for the vanishing "glad girl" went up all over this country--and other countries, too. Now Pollyanna appears again, just as sweet and joyous hearted, more grown up and more lovable.
The new story opens with Pollyanna still a little girl, but she is in Boston amid a brand-new environment and among new incidents and new experiences. The latter half of the tale deals with her romance, for, of course, there is a Prince Charming in the background. (This book is a scan of the original.)
Reviews from 1914
"Take away frowns & draw up the window shades! Put down the worries! Stop fidgeting and disagreeing and grumbling! Cheer up everybody! Pollyanna
has come back!" --Christian Herald
Mr. Leigh Mitchell Hodges, The Optimist, in an editorial for the Philadelphia North American, says: " And when, after Pollyanna
has gone away, you get her letter saying she is going to take 'eight steps' tomorrow--well, I don't know just what you may do, but I know of one person who buried his face in his hands and shook with the gladdest sort of sadness and got down on his knees and thanked the Giver of all gladness for Pollyanna
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 31 May, 2010.