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Pollyanna & Pollyanna Grows Up has ratings and 14 reviews. Nina said: Selesai Pollyanna Grows Up. Def still hilarious, uzotoqadoh.tk finished Pollyann. Pollyanna and Pollyanna Gro Pollyanna and Pollyanna Grows Up. [Duology: Active Tables of Contents and Chapter Navigation] by. Eleanor H. Porter.
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Please try again later. We are a big reading family, going through 4 books at a time one for car rides, one for after dinner, etc. We loved 'Pollyanna' so much, I ordered this one the day we finished Book 1. While one could argue whether book 1 or 2 is the best, it's a bit like arguing about the Godfather series could the second one be as good as the first, without having seen part 1? Then it suddenly takes a HUGE leap and we meet up with 20 year old Pollyanna, who has to deal with grown-up issues: She deals with them all gracefully and continues to use the Glad Game to improve her life and others around her.
All the characters we love from Book 1 are back again, each more grown up than before: I love how Eleanore Porter was able to reconcile a grown-up Pollyanna and the Glad Game, not an easy feat. And I must admit, there were several moments that the storyline drove me a bit nuts, but it was because I was eager for resolution to the difficulties Pollyanna faced! While the ending was fairly predictable, I'm a sucker for a happy ending where all loose ends get tied up. Even in its predictability, Ms.
Porter gives us a few surprises. Only wish there was a third 'Pollyanna' book! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My youngest granddaughter and I just finished reading this. She is far more artistic than academic and I hope to expand that perspective to including reading as an equal player in her life. We began reading this Kindle version of the book. About halfway thru I stumbled over a printed version which included pictures. I asked her if the pictures were what she had thought the characters looked. She said no, I smiled - thinking, hoping, she has taken a step into the world of reading.
I asked her if we should get a version with pictures and she replied "No, this is more fun", and I smiled taking that as a sign of of another step into into the world of reading. For a second grader she is pretty shrewd, I think she gets that from her Mom, who certainly didn't get it from her Dad: After reading this book for myself, I have to bite back correcting people who say "She's such a Pollyanna" when they mean that a person is in deep denial about the negatives of a situation.
Porter's Pollyanna is well aware of the negative side of things. When she can, she makes an active choice to look for the good. Even she is sometimes confronted with something too horrible to "gladify. The many characters Pollyanna meets throughout her small town are appealingly drawn - even the cranky ones - and Pollyanna's effect on everyone is magical.
For a cynical woman like me, that's quite the shift! It would make a perfect read-aloud with your kids except for the unfortunately frequent use of "she ejaculated" to mean "she cried" or "she exclaimed. I loved the movie as a child, and found the book to be beautifully written. Porter's novel is much richer than the movie with its depth of character and its message. The book challenges us to step outside of our preconceived boxes and treat all with respect.
I read it on the plane to the east coast and found myself smiling and shedding tears of both joy and sadness. I don't ever remember reading this story, but I hear remarks of folks referring to other people as "a Pollyanna"..
Pollyanna was taught to make a game of finding things to be glad about in a bad situation. She inspired a whole town with her game. Will she convince her Aunt Polly, though? I do think it's what our wounded warriors do without knowing Pollyanna. They make the best of what they have left, God Bless them all.! Playing the game with Pollyanna: Today the first snow fall came way early: But we can be glad we had a nice summer!
When the snow broke off half of the lilac bush, well we still have half of it, and will wait and see what it does next summer, since it didn't bloom this past summer. Maybe I'll get the hang of it yet. I remember my first Pollyanna book. I found it in the old book pile at the Salvation Army store.
And changed the way I now look at Mondays forever! Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. It would make a perfect read-aloud with your kids except for the unfortunately frequent use of "she ejaculated" to mean "she cried" or "she exclaimed. Every boy or girl should be exposed to this idea early in life. I believe the title was Pollyanna's Western Adventure. Works Of Eleanor H. A band of thieves.
I believe the title was Pollyanna's Western Adventure. In that story, Pollyanna was an adult, and married to Jimmy Pendleton. His work takes them to a western town where Pollyanna continues bringing happiness to everyone she meets. I loved the book then and would have read more, but, at that time Late fifties the books were long out of print, except for this one. The idea of a little girl and later, a woman who manages to bring happiness into the lives of so many really sad people was enchanting then, and is still enchanting today. It is, pure Victorian sentimentality, but it is Victorian sentimentality at its best.
The idea that, no matter how horrible your life may be, there is still sometime to be glad about may be trite, but it is also true. Every boy or girl should be exposed to this idea early in life. It gives us something to hold on to through all the hard times we all go through. This series of books is one way to give them that exposure.
However, Pollyanna's sunny nature and good humour prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her, and this wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world's most popular children When Pollyanna Whittier goes to live with her sourtempered aunt after her father's death, things seem bad enough, but then a dreadful accident ensues. However, Pollyanna's sunny nature and good humour prove to have an astonishing effect on all around her, and this wonderful tale of how cheerfulness can conquer adversity has remained one of the world's most popular children's books since its first publication in In Pollyanna Grows Up, the only sequel written by Porter herself, Pollyanna finds that that, despite being cured of her health problems, adulthood brings fresh challenges to be overcome.
Paperback , pages. Published by Pavilion Press first published Nancy , Pollyanna , Dr. Chilton , Jimmy Bean , Old Tom To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Selesai Pollyanna Grows Up. Def still hilarious, funny. It was a funny read, then sad, then happy. Pollyanna was a funny, cheerful and kind hearted child. Many times I laughed when she responded or translated literally what other people said! Glad that I read this one! When you are down in the dumps, this one reminds you that if someone can find something to be glad about when getting 'them-crutches' instead of gifts, you can find something good in the dumps too.
Some of my favourite ones What do you mean? As if you weren't living all the time! You breathe all the time you're asleep, but you aren't living. I mean living—doing the things you want to do: Tom in the garden, and Nancy, and finding out all about the houses and the people and everything everywhere all through the perfectly lovely streets I came through yesterday. That's what I call living, Aunt Polly. Just breathing isn't living! And changed the way I now look at Mondays forever!
But let me tell ye. Un par to ir prieks. Readers who enjoyed "Anne of Green Gables". My daughter preferred the first book "Pollyanna," because she could relate more with Pollyanna's youthful adventures.
And, I will admit, I found the sequel "Pollyanna Grows Up" geared more toward my tastes, which centered around adult-like events. We equally thought that the final ending was a bit too much like a fairy-tale. It is our recommendation that you read "Pollyanna" as a stand alone. Jan 30, Carol Stark rated it really liked it. A very encouraging book. The most inspirational book ever!
Great book both for children and for adults. There are two stories in this book. I've finished the first one and really liked it! But it ended so abruptly. The author got so very close to resolution, then added a final chapter might as well have been called an epilogue which jumped way ahead and used narrative to wind things up.