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Age Group: 13+ Years

Title – Pollyana

Author – Eleanor H. Porter



Pollyanna Whittier is a young, orphaned girl who goes to live with her Aunt Polly, a stern woman guided by her ‘sense of duty.’ Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centres on what she calls the ‘glad game.’ It originated in an incident one Christmas when she got a pair of crutches instead of a doll. Making up the game, her father taught her to look at the bright side of life – in this case to be glad because ‘we didn’t need to use the crutches!’ Pollyanna brightens up the lives of people of the town with her sunny disposition and the glad game. The book narrates the tough times that she weathers and how things do go right in the end. Her courage and unwavering optimism will certainly help you look at your day differently!