As Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she exclaims, "Oh, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you!" And from this point she begins to bring cheer into everybody's life, including the sick, the lonely, and the just plain miserable. All are transformed until one day when something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad anymore.
©1912 Eleanor H. Porter; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
I am a lover of good stories, a mom, a wife, and an educator.
Somehow in my youth I managed to miss the story of Pollyanna. I had never read the book or seen a movie version. When my children's literature list turned up this gem, we decided to listen to it together. We all loved it!
The story itself is precious. We described it as "Anne of Green Gables meets the Secret Garden and The Railway Children." Pollyanna's difficult situation and her positive take on practically everything actually challenged my thinking and helped me to look at the bright side of things as well.
The story was wonderful, the performance was great, and we all were uplifted by this story. I Highly recommend for kids to adults.
I'm a happy homeschool mama of 4 little kids ages 8 to 2 yrs.
I listened this book along with my 11 yr old. We both loved it and are both trying to think more positively and live grateful each day inspired by Pollyanna's sweet game of gladness.
This book is a classic. It is so wonderfully written. Pollyanna sets the best example for all young ladies to follow. She is Wonderful.
I cried when I thought she would never walk again. And once again, when she did.
One of my favorite listens. Such a sweet story that always reminds me to see the good in everything...to just be glad :)
My twelve year old daughter enjoyed the story and the narration was very good. Now, when someone says, "Don't be such a Pollyanna," she understands. I definitely think this book should be a part of every child's reading experience -- very positive message that even children can make a difference in other people's lives.
this book is fascinating! it was written so long ago, yet we can apply its wisdom everyday :) all kids should read this ... and adults too!
I enjoyed this book. The only fault i found was that, the voice of the young were old. which spoilt it a little. It would be difficult to make it any other way
Although supposedly a child's book, I have much enjoyed this as an adult. Recommended.
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