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4.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 54.11 out of 5 4.11 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor H. Porter Narrator: S. Patricia Bailey Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455173044
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“Oh, Aunt Polly, I don’t know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you!”

As soon as the orphaned Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins to brighten up everybody’s life. The sick, the lonely, and the just plain miserable all fall under her spell and are transformed—until one day something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn’t know how to feel glad any more.

First published in 1913, the tale of Pollyanna and the “glad game,” the game of finding a silver lining in every cloud, is one of the most popular and enduring children's stories of all time.

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  • “The book is full of tears and laughter.”

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  • “[Pollyanna] remains a charming…classic.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria M. Elmvang | 2/19/2014

    " This book never fails to put me in a good mood. I know that Pollyanna is somewhat over the top and definitely unrealistic, but so what? She's absolutely adorable and utterly charming which makes for wonderful reading and the perfect comfort book :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woz | 2/19/2014

    " Super cute read. I decided to check it out because I'd never really knew the entire story of Pollyanna and I'm SO GLAD I did. hee hee "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 2/18/2014

    " Every little (and big) girl should read this...I love to see how a father influenced his daughter to change a disappointment into a defining moment in her life, and how our naivete, which sometimes we are so quick to shed, can often be one of our best sources of power... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saralyn | 2/12/2014

    " A good, wholesome, fun book. You can't help loving Pollyanna. I was glad to read it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Murphy | 2/7/2014

    " I found another old book, this one from the 1920's. Do read Eleanor H. Porter. She wrote some wonderful books. The book of Pollyanna is better than the movie ( No surprises there!) and is just uplifting. I love the language of old books. Bad things happen and they aren't always put right. But there is an essential assumption of the goodness of people and the ability to change behavior no matter what time of life. Try it. You may like a little cry at the end of a sweet book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Crosby | 2/3/2014

    " I loved this book growing up. Strangely, I also loved 1984. Anyway, I think Pollyanna has been maligned when people use her name derisively (i.e "Oh she is so pollyannaish.") Pollyanna had a hard life and was trying to look at life differently. Also, when I saw the movie with Hayley Mills I had a crush on her. (I was somewhere in my early teens.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shimmywith4 | 2/2/2014

    " I love seeing the differences in a book when I've seen the movie first. While different in so many ways. I loved the story as much as I adored the movie as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Launna | 1/26/2014

    " Great book about the power of being glad/ positive and optimistic. I liked this better than the movie for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 1/20/2014

    " What a positive and upbeat little girl. Sure to put a smile on your face. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nanette | 1/18/2014

    " Pollyanna is much more likable in book form. This one is a keeper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 1/5/2014

    " I am gonna stop reading this for now and wait to read it with my daughters. Such a perfect young adult story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Stewart | 1/4/2014

    " This think this book has been passed by because of the movies, but it has some amazing lessons to teach about how to look at life that changed my life in a very good way. Surprisingly impactful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 12/26/2013

    " Such a lovely book about optimism and cheerfulness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bunnyk | 12/7/2013

    " Enjoyed it, sweet little book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 12/6/2013

    " I read this with my kids this summer. We liked it. I was impressed how much the movie followed the essence of the movie. I liked things about each more than the other. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sai | 11/21/2013

    " Loved it when I was younger; and my little sisters did, too, when I made them read it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bette | 11/3/2013

    " Being "a Pollyanna" is more admirable than I knew before I (finally) read this. Great family read-aloud! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kina | 1/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, but I believe this is one of the few times I enjoyed the Disney movie more than I did the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/5/2012

    " The glad game...can't do it all the time, but it has possibilities. I am glad that I could read it with my daughter! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Aubrey Chaves | 10/11/2012

    " I love the theme about making people happy and they make themselves good but I thought this book really dragged on and on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Anne | 9/8/2012

    " Loved the book, loved the movie, too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bgamble | 8/19/2012

    " the lighter version of Seligman... and I'll read most anything by authors named Eleanor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pharmacokatie | 8/8/2012

    " so sappy sweet but I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amelia | 5/29/2012

    " I read this book as a child and loved it. I think it's time to get it out again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/6/2012

    " I'm happy I finally read this kid's classic. The adult characters' reaction to Pollyanna's blunt optimism, and her naive observations of them can be pretty funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 9/21/2011

    " Changed my outlook on life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/5/2011

    " A wonderful, feel good classic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Clarke | 6/23/2011

    " Good read aloud. Keeping a positive attitude, the influence you can have on others, overcoming adversity "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Sue | 6/13/2011

    " It's just the fun quick read one might expect. Perfect for the younger child who reads well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 5/15/2011

    " I bawled my eyes out through most of this moving book. There is so much worthy is being glad. I hope this books stays with me forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Littlemama | 5/15/2011

    " LOVE IT! IT IS SO GOOD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terina | 5/12/2011

    " i had read this as a kid, but i wanted to read it again. fantastic book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 5/8/2011

    " I love the movie, and I loved the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/3/2011

    " I loved this book. I was expecting it to be good because I really like the movie, but the book is even better. It made me cry. It has such a sweet message. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 5/1/2011

    " I love this story of a young girl who lives her life full of joy. Always a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauma | 4/22/2011

    " pengen jd kaya pollyana..

    ketika ada sesuatu yang tidak d harapkan datang, ia anggap itu sebuah permainan..
    susah maupun sedih ia tetap ceria dan sabar..

    sedih bacanya.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woz | 4/12/2011

    " Super cute read. I decided to check it out because I'd never really knew the entire story of Pollyanna and I'm SO GLAD I did. hee hee "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 4/5/2011

    " This was a surprisingly wonderful story. Such a powerful message of optimism. I love that just one person makes so many changes in the people of her town just from her simple optimism. I can't believe I hadn't read this book before. We loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 4/3/2011

    " A very well-done, and touching quick read. I grew up loving the movie, and this (of course) adds a lot to it! Any fan of the movie should read this book =) You'll be sure to enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anya | 4/2/2011

    " I love this book! It has such an amusing moments and so easy to read and its such a light story.I advise everyone to read it...who forgot how to be thankful to smallest things "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/25/2011

    " One of my favorite books and I read it while still a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/21/2011

    " "most generally there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trulie | 3/21/2011

    " made me want to watch the movie again...a childhood favorite. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 3/20/2011

    " A wonderful, feel good classic! "

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About the Author
Author Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868–1920), American novelist, was born at Littleton, New Hampshire, and studied music at the New England Conservatory. Her first novels included Cross Currents (1907) and Miss Billy (1911). In 1913 Pollyanna appeared, which was an immediate success that has retained its popularity ever since. A sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, was published in 1915, and two volumes of short stories, The Tangled Threads and Across the Years, appeared posthumously in 1924.