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Pollyanna [Great Illustrated Classics]…

Pollyanna [Great Illustrated Classics] (Adapted by Marian Leighton)

by Marian Leighton (Adapter)

Other authors: Gual (Illustrator), Eleanor Porter (Original Author)

Series: Great Illustrated Classics

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A classic from childhood. Actually, I remember the movie better, with Haley Mills as Pollyanna (I think).

The classic plot of poor little wonderful girl who becomes an orphan, moves in with an unsympathetic relation (aunt), and gradually turns the cold hard woman into a loving person. All the while, making friends with everyone in town, all of whom love her.

Tragic accident, misery, eventual recovery.

It is a wonderful book, full of optimism, happiness and a positive mental outlook. I recommend it to anyone who needs a lift and is tired of violence, misery, gratuitous sex and profanity.
  MissJessie | Oct 16, 2013 |
Pollyanna goes to live with her Aunt Polly when her dear father dies. Pollyanna plays a game her father taught her called the Glad Game. She teaches it to everyone she meets and has a profound effect on the people of the town. She changes lives for the better no matter where she turns. One day Pollyanna gets hurt quite severly and it is the townspeople's turn to take care of her.

Students will fall in love with Pollyanna and her story. She is brutally honest and eager to help everyone. They will like the fact that she can remain positive in spite of all of the trouble she gets into. Great for character analysis and author's purpose. ( )
  kikione | Jun 5, 2010 |
Summary: Pollyanna is an orphan living with her cold and demanding aunt. Pollyanna teaches the whole town "the Glad Game", a game she lives by.
  hgcslibrary | Nov 29, 2009 |
Genre: Realistic/Historical Fiction
Review: This is a great example of realistic fiction. The main character Pollyanna draws you into the story and makes you believe in her world. You quickly understand the time and setting of the book and the plot is very believable. ( )
  rturba | Feb 4, 2009 |
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The title character is Pollyanna Whittier, 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 "The Glad Game", an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. It originated in an incident one Christmas when Pollyanna, who was hoping for a doll in the missionary barrel, found only a pair of crutches inside. Making the game up on the spot, Pollyanna's father taught her to look at the good side of things—in this case, to be glad about the crutches because "we don't need 'em!".

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When orphaned, eleven-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other unhappy members of the community.

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