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Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
By: (1868-1920)

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 Snow, and the withdrawn John Pendleton.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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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 34 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 18, 2021
Subject: Awesome
It was really great and I really like the GLAD
Reviewer: - June 11, 2020
Subject: voice overs XD
woah.... precisely done. I loved how the narrator involved in the story and played each characters role in such an exemplery way that it seemed to the listeners that there were alot of characters in the story
Reviewer: - April 29, 2020
Subject: its amazing
a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: - February 6, 2019
Subject: Perfect
I saw the movie Pollyanna a few years ago and could only remember the name. After finishing most books, I wish they could go on forever, but this takes it to a whole other level. I would recommend this to adults and children alike
Reviewer: - November 2, 2018
Subject: Excellent
What a good story which give us energy to live in a poor situation.
Reviewer: - October 21, 2018
I dont understand
Reviewer: - May 14, 2018
Subject: 5 Star
At first I didn’t think it was that good but when I read it again I was Happy I did because it is a emotional heart touching story makes me happy and sad I hope you will read it it’s a great book. Great reader too!
Reviewer: - November 16, 2017
Great reader, great book!
Reviewer: - February 3, 2017
Subject: Superb!!!
Such an amazing lovely emotional story, enjoyed listening to it . From the beginning to the end never felt bored, heart touching, expressive story. Thank you for presenting a delightful sweet simple story.
Reviewer: - October 17, 2016
Subject: Awesome
Awesome book, Awesome reader :)
Reviewer: - May 15, 2016
What a great book and such a lovely person who recorded it. Thank you!
Reviewer: - April 16, 2016
Subject: Great book and reader
Great book and good reader. Very enjoyable!
Reviewer: - November 23, 2015
Subject: Stellar book & reader!
The reader is amazing!! Does special voices & makes this great book stellar!
Reviewer: - November 22, 2015
Amazing my daughters loved it
Reviewer: - November 22, 2015
Love it definitely recommend
Reviewer: - November 22, 2015
Subject: Stellar book & reader!
The reader is amazing!! Does special voices & makes this great book stellar!
Reviewer: - September 20, 2015
What a cute book--a feel-good book. The reader does know how to read, at least.
Reviewer: - August 12, 2015
Subject: Amazing
Glad I chose this book :) its very amazing, recommend for every1 to read this ;)
Reviewer: - March 22, 2015
Subject: inspiring
so happy i chose this book
Reviewer: - August 3, 2014
Subject: Good
Lovely book 'n' reading I really enjoy the book! Good luck
Reviewer: - December 2, 2013
Subject: Excellent!
Phil Chenevert is the perfect narrator for this book. Our whole family was able to enjoy this delightful story as we listened to Mr. Chenevert carry our imaginations seamlessly through each chapter.
Reviewer: - November 14, 2013
Subject: It's Great!
I love the story! Sad parts and Happy parts, and the author explained everything!
Reviewer: - September 12, 2013
Lovely book, like the reading style too.
Reviewer: - September 6, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
I started out not so fond of the reader and by the end of the book was saying to myself that this reader did an amazing job. Goes to prove that you should never stop listening if you don't like the reader for the first chapter. He did an amazing job. The plot of the book was just what I needed today too. I almost forgot that it was an old book. It seemed so relevant.
Reviewer: - August 20, 2013
Subject: What a happy book!
What a happy and comforting book especially in these days!
Reviewer: - August 17, 2013
Subject: good job
It is just wonderful. felt like im living with her. hats off to the reader!!
Reviewer: - June 19, 2013
Subject: BRAVO
It's a wonderful story so good to listen.. goin' to read it now! :)
Reviewer: - June 17, 2013
Subject: Blissful Days
Oh, this is way beyond good, as if you're always redeemed by great things that are happening in daily lives! Makes you aspire to become like her, a sweet and a very joyful girl. The book was great and the reader Mr. Phil does a wonderful job, he’s an amazing reader. I got fond the way he delivers his word! Totally awesome!
Reviewer: - May 23, 2013
Subject: Pollyanna
Good book, reader had good flow and rhythm.
Reviewer: - March 2, 2013
What a great story! So GLAD I listened!! :)
Reviewer: - March 1, 2013
What a great story! So GLAD I listened!! :)
Reviewer: - February 18, 2013
Subject: Review
What a lovely and happy book. The reader did a wonderful job. I'm so GLAD I listened to it. Thank you for a happy book.
Reviewer: - December 16, 2012
It is a history book and after I read I did not understand this book.
Reviewer: - November 8, 2012
Subject: Moving story
5 stars from me! I could never imagine how much I would enjoy this book. The reader was excellent and the plot of the book makes you appreciate the value of joy and gladness,as you might have never done before. The story is altogether moving and captivating.It's honestly a must read for all of you out there who don't see things from their bright side. Pollyanna's game will make you realize that there are always things to be glad about,even when you think that everything is awful around you. Now I'm up to reading the sequel of the book "Pollyanna grows up", hope it's as good as the first one.

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