Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

Loyal Books

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This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face. The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and instead chooses to look at the bright side of things. Pollyanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings is determined by her optimistic philosophical approach to life, which she refers to as “The Glad Game”. A game taught to her by her father, it has one simple rule- to find the silver lining in every cloud, and find a reason to be glad in every situation whilst withstanding any obstacle life viciously throws. Soon after her arrival, the little girl encourages others to join her in her game and change their previous gloomy attitude. Among the new players is the bad tempered, old Mrs. Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton. The townspeople are quick to welcome the unrelenting cheerful girl into their lives, even as she must confront and overcome her own challenges. Although Pollyanna is considered a children’s novel, it is in fact intended to be enjoyed by all ages. As it explores themes of rejection, deprivation and illness, the novel relates to a wide audience. Porter offers an enlightening journey into the world of a child’s innocence, whose positive energy has the mystical power to alleviate even the bleakest social and personal circumstances. With a good storyline and a positive message, Pollyanna is an inspiration to many never to give up on life.
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This is a timeless classic expressing the universal message that every aspect of life should be looked at in a positive way. It follows the actions of its protagonist, eleven-year old Pollyanna who goes to live with her stern Aunty Polly, where she faces many challenges with a smile on her face. The best-selling novel begins with the introduction of Pollyanna who goes to live in Vermont with her strict Aunt Polly after the death of her parents which have left her an orphan. The young heroine refuses to give in to her seemingly gloomy situation and instead chooses to look at the bright side of things. Pollyanna’s adjustment to her new surroundings is determined by her optimistic philosophical approach to life, which she refers to as “The Glad Game”. A game taught to her by her father, it has one simple rule- to find the silver lining in every cloud, and find a reason to be glad in every situation whilst withstanding any obstacle life viciously throws. Soon after her arrival, the little girl encourages others to join her in her game and change their previous gloomy attitude. Among the new players is the bad tempered, old Mrs. Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton. The townspeople are quick to welcome the unrelenting cheerful girl into their lives, even as she must confront and overcome her own challenges. Although Pollyanna is considered a children’s novel, it is in fact intended to be enjoyed by all ages. As it explores themes of rejection, deprivation and illness, the novel relates to a wide audience. Porter offers an enlightening journey into the world of a child’s innocence, whose positive energy has the mystical power to alleviate even the bleakest social and personal circumstances. With a good storyline and a positive message, Pollyanna is an inspiration to many never to give up on life.
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01 - MISS POLLY

25 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 14 secs

01 - MISS POLLY

25 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 14 secs

02 - OLD TOM AND NANCY

24 Jul 2020 | 06 mins 39 secs

02 - OLD TOM AND NAN...

24 Jul 2020 | 06 mins 39 secs

03 - THE COMING OF POLLYA...

23 Jul 2020 | 14 mins 32 secs

03 - THE COMING OF P...

23 Jul 2020 | 14 mins 32 secs

04 - THE LITTLE ATTIC ROO...

22 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 17 secs

04 - THE LITTLE ATTI...

22 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 17 secs

05 - THE GAME

21 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 44 secs

05 - THE GAME

21 Jul 2020 | 09 mins 44 secs

06 - A QUESTION OF DUTY

20 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 22 secs

06 - A QUESTION OF D...

20 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 22 secs

07 - POLLYANNA AND PUNISH...

19 Jul 2020 | 11 mins 32 secs

07 - POLLYANNA AND P...

19 Jul 2020 | 11 mins 32 secs

08 - POLLYANNA PAYS A VIS...

18 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 44 secs

08 - POLLYANNA PAYS ...

18 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 44 secs

09 - WHICH TELLS OF THE M...

17 Jul 2020 | 07 mins 48 secs

09 - WHICH TELLS OF ...

17 Jul 2020 | 07 mins 48 secs

10 - A SURPRISE FOR MRS. ...

16 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 33 secs

10 - A SURPRISE FOR ...

16 Jul 2020 | 16 mins 33 secs

11 - INTRODUCING JIMMY

15 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 37 secs

11 - INTRODUCING JIM...

15 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 37 secs

12 - BEFORE THE LADIES' A...

14 Jul 2020 | 07 mins 16 secs

12 - BEFORE THE LADI...

14 Jul 2020 | 07 mins 16 secs

13 - IN PENDLETON WOODS

13 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 07 secs

13 - IN PENDLETON WO...

13 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 07 secs

14 - JUST A MATTER OF JEL...

12 Jul 2020 | 10 mins 01 sec

14 - JUST A MATTER O...

12 Jul 2020 | 10 mins 01 sec

15 - DR. CHILTON

11 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 14 secs

15 - DR. CHILTON

11 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 14 secs