Author Eleanor H. Porter was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on December 19, 1868. Before becoming a writer, she trained as a singer at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She wrote numerous short stories, children's literature, and adult novels including Miss Billy; Miss Billy's Decision; Miss Billy - Married; Pollyanna; Pollyanna Grows Up; Just David; Dawn; and Little Pardner. She died on May 21, 1920.
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.