The title character is Pollyanna Whittier, an eleven-year-old orphan who goes to live in the fictional town of Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern and cold spinster Aunt Polly, who does not want to take in Pollyanna but feels it is her duty to her late sister.
Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game," an optimistic and positive attitude she learned from her father. The game consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation, no matter how bleak it may be. It originated in an incident one Christmas when Pollyanna, who was hoping for a doll in the missionary barrel, found only a pair of crutches inside. Making the game up on the spot, Pollyanna's father taught her to look at the good side of things -- in this case, to be glad about the crutches because she did not need to use them. With this philosophy, and her own sunny personality and sincere, sympathetic soul, Pollyanna brings so much gladness to her aunt's dispirited New England town that she transforms it into a pleasant place to live. The Glad Game shields her from her aunt's stern attitude: when Aunt Polly puts her in a stuffy attic room without carpets or pictures, she exults at the beautiful view from the high window; when she tries to "punish" her niece for being late to dinner by sentencing her to a meal of bread and milk in the kitchen with the servant Nancy, Pollyanna thanks her rapturously because she likes bread and milk, and she likes Nancy.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter: Join Pollyanna Whittier in this heartwarming classic as she brings the "Glad Game" to life, spreading joy and optimism in her small New England town. Discover the power of positivity as Pollyanna faces life's challenges with a smile, teaching us all valuable life lessons along the way.

Key Aspects of the Book "Pollyanna":
The Glad Game: Pollyanna's infectious positivity and the Glad Game she plays inspire readers to find the silver lining in every situation.
Community Impact: Witness how Pollyanna's outlook transforms her town and the people around her, demonstrating the ripple effect of kindness.
Timeless Lessons: Eleanor H. Porter's tale continues to resonate with readers of all ages, reminding us of the enduring value of optimism and empathy.

Eleanor H. Porter was an American author known for her heartwarming and inspirational stories. Born in New Hampshire in 1868, she created the beloved character of Pollyanna, whose unwavering positivity has touched the hearts of generations. "Pollyanna" remains a classic in children's literature, encouraging readers to find happiness in the simplest of joys.

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