Featuring the youthful adventures of some of fiction’s most beloved heroines, this collection—which includes Pollyanna, The Secret Garden, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm—proves that, while growing up can be hard, the right attitude makes anything and everything possible.
Though the young ladies in these stories hail from all over the world and all walks of life, they share a common truth: In an ever changing world, the journey from childhood to adulthood can be full of challenges, especially for girls. But as Pollyanna finds happiness in every situation, Mary Lennox coaxes her garden to thrive, the March sisters navigate the pitfalls of love and loss, Anne Shirley conquers the hearts of Avonlea, and Rebecca Randall inspires her family with joy, each iconic character changes her life—and the lives of everyone around them—for the better with hopeful, persistent optimism.
The inspiration for numerous treasured film and TV adaptations, including Netflix’s Anne with an E, these timeless tales have captured the imaginations and hearts of generations of readers. Now collected in one delightful volume, these classic children’s novels will charm and enchant as their spirited heroines embark on the eye-opening adventure of growing up.
A beloved classic of children’s literature, Pollyanna, the best-selling 1913 story by Eleanor H. Porter, shows how orphaned child Pollyanna Whittier transforms an entire town for the better with her “glad game” — optimism, faith, and determination to look for the good in everything.
Yet the story is also so much more than that! If all you know of Pollyanna is the Disney film version or reading the book as a child, you may find reading it as an adult surprising. Pollyanna has so much to teach us about living a meaningful Christ-like life, growing spiritually, and experiencing deeper joy, the joy God created us to hold fast to and cherish.
Includes the full text of the original story, introduced by USA Today bestselling Christian romance author Autumn Macarthur. plus:
- discussion questions for book groups
- suggestions for playing Pollyanna’s “Glad Game”
- a Bible-based devotional for each chapter to dig deeper into the heart of the story
- personal journaling suggestions
A separate accompanying print journal is also available.
The next day it was a dog, even dirtier and more forlorn, perhaps, than the kitten and was christened Buffy. Miss Polly again found herself to be on the pedestal of kindness and mercy by Pollyanna.
When, however, Pollyanna brought home a small, ragged boy, and confidently claimed the same protection for
him, Miss Polly could not stal silent anymore!
—from this novel
POLLYANNA is a best selling novel of eminent author Eleanor H. Porter which revolves around an orphaned girl who is always keen to please others and make them glad. The novel powerfully brings to light the sentiments and emotions of a child.