Pollyanna’s eternal optimism has made her one of the most beloved characters in American literature. First published in 1913, her story spawned the formation of “Glad” clubs all over the country, devoted to playing Pollyanna’s famous game. Pollyanna has since sold over one million copies, been translated into several languages, and has become both a Broadway play and a Disney motion picture.
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
Eleanor H. Porter’s “Pollyanna” is a heartwarming tale that follows the cheerful orphan, Pollyanna, as she brings joy and optimism to a small town. Through her “Glad Game,” she teaches the community to find silver linings in every situation, inspiring a transformative ripple of positivity that touches hearts and changes lives.