Published in 1916, this story by Eleanor Porter (author of Pollyanna) is about a British orphan comes down from a mountain into a village. With his unique views and ideas, how will he be accepted?
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 anyone--maybe even stubborn, ornery Miss Polly . . . This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel by Eleanor H. Porter that is now considered a classic of children's literature, with the title character's name becoming a popular term for someone with the same optimistic outlook.
Miss Polly, a rich spinster, and most of the town of Beldingsville, are in for a lot of surprises, when Miss Polly's orphaned niece, Pollyanna arrives. Eleven-year-old Pollyanna always tries to find something to be "glad" about, no matter what turns life takes. Her naive ways create some humorous situations. The time comes, however, when Pollyanna finds her staunchly positive outlook tested in a way she never would have imagined.
Pollyanna's eternal optimism has made her one of the most beloved characters in American literature. First published in 1913, her story spawned the formation of "Glad" clubs all over the country, devoted to playing Pollyanna's famous game. Pollyanna has since sold over one million copies, been translated into several languages, and has become both a Broadway play and a Disney motion picture.
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