When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sour-tempered aunt after her father's death, things seem bad enough, but then a dreadful accident ensues. However, Pollyanna's sunny nature and good humour prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her, and this wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world's most popular children's books since its first publication in 1913. In 'Pollyanna Grows Up', the only sequel written by Porter herself, Pollyanna finds that that, despite being cured of her health problems, adulthood brings fresh challenges to be overcome. AUTHOR: Eleanor H(odgman) Porter (1868 - 1920) was an American novelist and short-story writer whose children's story 'Pollyanna' became the Harry Potter of its day. Pollyanna's irrepressible optimism is illustrated by the 'glad game', in which she would find the positive in any situation. 'Glad Clubs' were formed, and the book was adapted for the theatre, cinema and television.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 2012