Pollyanna by: Eleanor H. Porter (Reviewed by Rochelle)

Published: Published February 1st 2002 by Aladdin (first published 1912)

Publisher:   L. C. Page

About Author

Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.She was born as Eleanor Emily Hodgman in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868, the daughter of Llewella French (née Woolson) and Francis Fletcher Hodgman. She was trained as a singer, attending New England Conservatory for several years. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and relocated to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and later novels. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 21, 1920 and was buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

About The Book

When orphaned 11-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other members of the community, somewhat to their surprise.

My Review

Wow, this was a awesome read.  I must admit, but this is the first time I’ve ever read Pollyanna, and I found it to be enjoyable, funny and a great book.  I love Pollyanna’s attitude, her glad game and her outlook on all things.  I loved the way that Pollyanna touched everyone that she came in contact with. I am not sure if this was a reading requirement when I was in school, but if it was I missed it.  I feel that we need more of Pollyanna in today’s society.  If you are looking for a quick, easy and enjoyable book, I highly recommend this for all ages.

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