Miss Polly Harrington ws forty now. She like being alone and certainly didn't want her orphaned niece, Pollyanna, to live with her, but she knew her duty.
Then Pollyanna arrived, with two fat braids of flaxen hair, an eager freckled face, and her own particular magic - the Special Game she used to play with her father, the game of finding something in everything to be glad about, however bad it was.
One by one, as Pollyanna met the lonely, the sad, or the ill people in the town, she started them playing the 'glad game' with her too, and even Aunt Polly's heart began to thaw, until the day when something so dreadful happened that Pollyanna herself couldn't feel glad anymore.
Original title: Pollyanna
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult