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Pollyanna

by Eleanor H. Porter

ISBN 1414226705 / 9781414226705 / 1-4142-2670-5
Publisher IndyPublish.com
Language English
Edition Softcover
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The title character is Pollyanna Whittier, a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game", an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. It originated in an incident one Christmas when Pollyanna, who was hoping for a doll in the missionary barrel, found only a pair of crutches inside. Making the game up on the spot, Pollyanna's father taught her to look at the good side of thingsin this case, to be glad about the crutches because "we don't need 'em!". [via]