The Glad Books series by Eleanor H. Porter is about a young orphan, Pollyanna, who goes to live in Vermont with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna’s philosophy of life centers on what she calls “The Glad Game” (an optimistic attitude she learned from her father), which consists of finding something to be glad about in every situation. Pollyanna has been adapted for film several times, with the best known being Disney’s 1960 version starring child actress Hayley Mills, who won a special Oscar for the role.
The whole town is playing the game, and the whole town is wonderfully happier—and all because of one little girl who taught the people a new game, and how to play it. Suddenly orphaned, Pollyanna is sent across the country to a small town in Vermont, where she will live with her strict Aunt Polly. But Pollyanna doesn't seem to notice how stern and unfeeling her aunt really is. When feeling unhappy, she simply plays her…Read More »
Pollyanna, now cured of her crippling spinal injury, and able to walk again, goes to live in Boston with Mrs. Carew, a heart-broken woman searching for her lost nephew. Her Aunt Polly goes abroad with her new Uncle, Dr. Chilton. While in Boston, Pollyanna meets new friends and has several interesting adventures… A startling change in Pollyanna's and Aunt Polly's circumstances require Pollyanna to find a way to help s…Read More »