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.
niece comes to live with her. The endearing child is always ready to
please, but doesn’t really believe in doing what her heart rejects. She
brightens the serious household with her optimistic attitude, playing
what she calls ‘just being glad’ game. Always smiling and helpful,
Pollyanna touches the lives of many people in the neighbourhood
– teaching them a new way to live.
Pollyanna is a story which emphasizes there is always something to
be glad about in life, only if one really looks for it.