Book Review – Pollyanna


Title: Pollyanna
Author: Eleanor H. Porter
Date Started:
May 25, 2014

Other Works by Author:
Pollyanna Grows up

Genres: Children’s

My Rating: 5


Summary: Pollyanna, a young orphan girl loves to play ‘The Glad Game’, a game introduced to her by her father where you look for something in every situation to be glad about.
She is taken in by her stern aunt Polly, and begins to tell everyone in the town that she comes in contact with about the game. Overcoming her own difficulties and making everyone’s lives better.


My Thoughts: A sweet story and a good reminder to us to follow the verse in Philippians. ‘Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.’


Fun Facts: The actor who plays Reverend Ford in the 2003 Movie Version (NOT Hallie Mills) also plays Mr. Collins in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice.


My Favorite Quote: “Goosey! Why, just be glad because you don’t-need-’em!” exulted Pollyanna, triumphantly. “You see it’s just as easy-when you know how!”

“Well, of all the queer doin’s!” breathed Nancy, regarding Pollyanna with almost fearful eyes.

“Oh, but it isn’t queer-it’s lovely,” maintained Pollyanna enthusiastically. “And we’ve played it ever since. And the harder ‘tis, the more fun ‘tis to get ‘em out;…”

Where can you get this book: Amazon, Librivox free audiobook


Thank you for your thoughts they are greatly appreciated! Please keep in mind Ephesians 4:29: Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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