Author(s): Eleanor H. Porter
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. 'When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good-you will get that' When life feels difficult, Pollyanna has learned to play "The Glad Game". In any situation, no matter how dire it may seem, she challenges herself to find the silver-lining. However, orphaned at a young age and forced to live with her hard-hearted Aunt Polly, Pollyanna has had a lot of opportunities to practice. With her infectious cheer, she is soon convincing some of the town's most troubled residents to rediscover the things they're glad about, until even her sunny disposition is tested. A classic of the Golden Age of Children's Literature, Pollyanna has become a synonym for optimism, and inspired countless readers to find hope in the hardest of situations.
Eleanor H. Porter (1869 - 1920) was an American novelist, and creator of one of children's literature's most beloved characters: Pollyanna. Pollyanna would go on to inspire film and stage adaptations, as well as thirteen sequels.