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Pollyanna

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
By: (1868-1920)

This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face.

The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and instead chooses to look at the bright side of things.

Pollyanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings is determined by her optimistic philosophical approach to life, which she refers to as “The Glad Game”. A game taught to her by her father, it has one simple rule- to find the silver lining in every cloud, and find a reason to be glad in every situation whilst withstanding any obstacle life viciously throws. Soon after her arrival, the little girl encourages others to join her in her game and change their previous gloomy attitude. Among the new players is the bad tempered, old Mrs. Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton. The townspeople are quick to welcome the unrelenting cheerful girl into their lives, even as she must confront and overcome her own challenges.

Although Pollyanna is considered a children’s novel, it is in fact intended to be enjoyed by all ages. As it explores themes of rejection, deprivation and illness, the novel relates to a wide audience. Porter offers an enlightening journey into the world of a child’s innocence, whose positive energy has the mystical power to alleviate even the bleakest social and personal circumstances. With a good storyline and a positive message, Pollyanna is an inspiration to many never to give up on life.

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POLLYANNA By Eleanor H. Porter Author of "Miss Billy," "Miss Billy's Decision," "Cross Currents," "The Turn of the Tides," etc. TO My Cousin Belle CONTENTS CHAPTER I. MISS POLLY II. OLD TOM AND NANCY III. THE COMING OF POLLYANNA IV. THE LITTLE ATTIC ROOM V. THE GAME VI. A QUESTION OF DUTY VII. POLLYANNA AND PUNISHMENTS VIII. POLLYANNA PAYS A VISIT IX. WHICH TELLS OF THE MAN X. A SURPRISE FOR MRS. SNOW XI. INTRODUCING JIMMY XII. BEFORE THE LADIES' AID XIII. IN PENDLETON WOODS XIV. JUST A MATTER OF JELLY XV. DR. CHILTON XVI. A RED ROSE AND A LACE: SHAWL XVII. "JUST LIKE A BOOK" XVIII. PRISMS XIX. WHICH IS SOMEWHAT SURPRISING XX. WHICH IS MORE SURPRISING XXI. A QUESTION ANSWERED XXII. SERMONS AND WOODBOXES XXIII. AN ACCIDENT XXIV. JOHN PENDLETON XXV. A WAITING GAME XXVI. A DOOR AJAR XXVII. TWO VISITS XXVIII. THE GAME AND ITS PLAYERS XXIX... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - August 3, 2014
Subject: Good
Lovely book 'n' reading I really enjoy the book! Good luck
Reviewer: - December 2, 2013
Subject: Excellent!
Phil Chenevert is the perfect narrator for this book. Our whole family was able to enjoy this delightful story as we listened to Mr. Chenevert carry our imaginations seamlessly through each chapter.
November 14, 2013
Subject: It's Great!
I love the story! Sad parts and Happy parts, and the author explained everything!
Reviewer: - September 12, 2013
Lovely book, like the reading style too.
Reviewer: - September 6, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
I started out not so fond of the reader and by the end of the book was saying to myself that this reader did an amazing job. Goes to prove that you should never stop listening if you don't like the reader for the first chapter. He did an amazing job. The plot of the book was just what I needed today too. I almost forgot that it was an old book. It seemed so relevant.
Reviewer: - August 20, 2013
Subject: What a happy book!
What a happy and comforting book especially in these days!
August 17, 2013
Subject: good job
It is just wonderful. felt like im living with her. hats off to the reader!!
Reviewer: - June 19, 2013
Subject: BRAVO
It's a wonderful story so good to listen.. goin' to read it now! :)
Reviewer: - June 17, 2013
Subject: Blissful Days
Oh, this is way beyond good, as if you're always redeemed by great things that are happening in daily lives! Makes you aspire to become like her, a sweet and a very joyful girl. The book was great and the reader Mr. Phil does a wonderful job, he’s an amazing reader. I got fond the way he delivers his word! Totally awesome!
Reviewer: - May 23, 2013
Subject: Pollyanna
Good book, reader had good flow and rhythm.


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