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Author Eleanor H. Porter was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868. Before becoming a writer, she trained as a singer at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She wrote numerous short stories, children's literature, and adult novels including Miss Billy; Miss Billy's Decision; Miss Billy - Married; Pollyanna; Pollyanna Grows Up; Just David; Dawn; and Little Pardner. She died on May 21, 1920. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Pollyanna… (more)
Pollyanna 4,230 copies, 60 reviews
Pollyanna Grows Up 818 copies, 12 reviews
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Miss Billy 62 copies, 3 reviews
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Oh, Money! Money! 40 copies, 1 review
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Miss Billy Married 35 copies, 2 reviews
Six Star Ranch 23 copies
Pollyanna [Walt Disney Little Golden Book] (Original story) 23 copies, 1 review
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Eleanor H. Porter, née Hodgman, was born in Littleton, New Hampshire. She trained as a singer at the New England Conservatory of Music for several years. In 1892, she married John L. Porter, a businessman, and moved to Massachusetts. She continued as a singer in concerts and church choirs but by 1901, had given it up to become a writer. Her short stories began appearing in magazines and newspapers. Her debut novel, Cross Currents, was published in 1907. Her most famous work was Pollyanna (1913), a bestseller that was followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915).
Pollyanna was adapted into a Broadway play in 1916 and then into a 1920 silent film starring Mary Pickford; another film version was released in 1960. It also launched a vast industry of related books and products.

Mrs. Porter's other bestsellers were Just David (1916), The Road to Understanding (1917), Oh, Money! Money! (1918), Dawn (1919), and Mary-Marie (1920).
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