When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sourtempered 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.
This is Book 19 in the Wordsworth Children's Classics Series. See all Wordsworth Children's Classics books here.
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Eleanor H. Porter was born in New Hampshire in 1868. As a young woman she trained as a singer but after marrying in 1892 she turned to writing. During the course of her career she wrote many novels for children and adults, but her most famous book was Pollyanna. 'Glad Clubs' sprang up across America and the book was made into a Broadway show and a HollywoodMore about Eleanor H. Porter