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by Eleanor H. Porter
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It would have been easy to gush through this five hanky classic, but Hannah Gordon presents a realistic, yet warm and human, interpretation of each of the various dour and happy characters. Her narrative style reminds me of the late Elizabeth Montgomery of BEWITCHED as she describes the effect a glad orphan girl has on her maiden aunt's vinegary universe. The book is full of tears and laughter, and Gordon evokes them with small catches in her voice, trembling hesitations and sudden babbles of enthusiasm. She doesn't hit a false note anywhere, a master at her craft. D.W. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Midwest Book Review
The unabridged classic story of an orphaned girl who lives with a strict maiden aunt receives fine narration by Hannah Gordon, whose accented British voice provides the perfect backdrop for a strong story of courage and discovery. Kids who balk at classic presentations will love this more exciting audio version.
1912. Porter, American novelist and creator of the Pollyanna series of books that generated a popular phenomenon. A masterpiece, Pollyanna tells the sentimental tale of a most improbable heroine, a young girl whose glad game of always looking for and finding the bright side of things somehow reforms her antagonists, restores hope to the hopeless, and generally rights the wrongs of the world. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
Nancy, she said a few minutes later, at the kitchen door, "I found a fly up-stairs in Miss Pollyanna's room. The window must have been raised at some time. I have ordered screens, but until they come I shall expect you to see that the windows remain closed. My niece will arrive to-morrow at four o'clock. I desire you to meet her at the station. Timothy will take the open buggy and drive you over.
Card catalog description
When orphaned, eleven-year-old Pollyanna comes to live with austere and wealthy Aunt Polly, her philosophy of gladness brings happiness to her aunt and other unhappy members of the community.
From the Publisher
An abridged edition of the classic story by Eleanor H. Porter
About the Author
Eleanor Hodgman Porter was born in New Hampshire in 1868 and studied music in Boston until 1901, when she gave up singing to pursue writing. She died in Massachusetts in 1920.
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