Eleanor H. Porter 1868—1920

Eleanor H. Porter


Eleanor Hodgman Porter was an American novelist who mainly wrote children’s literature, including three Miss Billy books, Just David, Six Star Ranch, Cross Currents, and The Turn of the Tide. However, her most famous is Pollyanna, later followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up.

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    Across the Years (1923)

    Surprise a young reader in your life with this collection of charming and insightful short stories from the pen of author Eleanor H. Porter, best known ...read more »

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    Dawn (1919)

    Though starkly different from Pollyanna, the book that propelled author Eleanor H. Porter to worldwide acclaim, the engrossing novel Dawn plumbs some of...read more »

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    Just David (1916)

    If you have a soft spot for Eleanor H. Porter’s beloved novel Pollyanna, you should definitely add Just David to your reading list. Written just a few y...read more »

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    Mary Marie (1920)

    Eleanor H. Porter’s novel Mary Marie tackles an issue that is as relevant as ever: divorce and its impact on the children in the family that has been to...read more »

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    Miss Billy (1911)

    Mr. Neilson was determined to name his first child after his boyhood chum, William Henshaw. When the baby disappointed him by being a girl, he was conso...read more »

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    Miss Billy Married (1914)

    The final entry in Eleanor H. Porter’s charming Miss Billy Trilogy about a young orphan who finds love and acceptance in the family of her late father’s...read more »

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    Miss Billy's Decision (1912)

    The second in the Miss Billy Trilogy, Miss Billy’s Decision is a heart warming tale of love and misunderstandings in love. Billy, all grown up in this s...read more »

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    Oh, Money! Money! (1918)

    Eleanor H. Porter is best known for writing children’s books, including Pollyanna, however, Oh, Money! Money! is written for adults. It is the story of ...read more »

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    Pollyanna (1913)

    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 h...read more »

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    Pollyanna Grows Up (1915)

    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 ...read more »

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    The Road to Understanding (1917)

    How does being a lavishly spoiled child impact one’s ability to function as an adult? It’s an always-timely topic that Pollyanna author Eleanor H. Porte...read more »

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    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch (1913)

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch was written by Eleanor H. Porter under the pen name of Eleanor Stuart. Genevieve Hartley, who has been in Sunbridg...read more »

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    The Tangled Threads (1919)

    Readers young and old alike will delight in this collection of classic short stories from author Eleanor H. Porter, best known for her beloved novel Pol...read more »

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    The Turn of the Tide (1908)

    Like many impoverished children living in the slums of New York around the turn of the twentieth century, Margaret Kendall has faced more than her fair ...read more »