Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 2 - 4Grades 1 - 4n/a3.5n/a
When orphan Pollyanna is sent to live with her bad-tempered aunt, she realizes that many of the folk in Beldingsville could use her help.

As she brings cheer and hope to the people around her, and reminds them that every cloud has a silver lining, she brightens up many lives. But then Pollyana experiences something so terrible that she wonders if she'll ever feel glad again...

About the Series:
Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. Complete and unabridged text allows children to discover the stories as they were meant to be read. Produced in beautifully designed hardback editions, the collection features well-loved classic stories readers will treasure and return to again and again.
Hardcover, 227 pages
Published on September 9, 2011 by Oxford University Press
ISBN-10: 0192732846
ISBN-13: 9780192732842
5 Book Reviews
  • reader_red
    reader_redFriday, July 19, 2019 at 8:54 am44 stars
    After Pollyanna's parents die she goes to live with her strict Aunt Polly. Pollyanna makes many friends in the town and spreads her kindness like a wave.
    • alienkid12Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 7:10 am
      SPOILER ALERT I love this book so much!!! I read it a long time ago when my mom got it from the library for me. At first I thought it'd be boring, but I was quickly enhanced in this world of joyful Pollyanna, kind to everyone and so, so, cheerful. When she loses her ability to walk, can she ever be cheerful again?
      • hapejecilavico
        hapejecilavicoFriday, December 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm
        The main lesson in this story is to try to be glad when your sad. First, when the Glad Game was harder for Pollyanna it would be more fun! Pollyanna would always play the Glad Game when she was sad. Pollyanna even helped other people who are not happy or are disappointed to play the Glad Game. Second, she even taught Nancy ( a maid ) how to play the Glad Game! When Pollyanna wanted a toy doll in a care package from the ladies aid, but instead got crutches, she was blue. So her dad taught her how to play the Glad Game! At first, Pollyanna thought,¨ How could a silly game help me find a way to be happy about these crutches?¨, look at her now, she´s spreading the game everywhere! Third, she finally figured out how to be glad about the crutches! ( The book never said how? ) Finally, I would recommend this book for 5th grade girls because the book taught me to try to be glad when I´m sad, and if you read the book, I hope you will try to! Pollyanna is a tremendous book! I would read Pollyanna again!!!
        • tauriel
          taurielMonday, June 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm44 stars
          Pollyanna is a girl who has not only lost her parents, but has to live with her rather cold Aunt Becky. She finds a spark of happiness in every thing greatly influencing the people around her. I love Pollyanna because it shows that no matter the circumstance you can be happy.
          • sweetsammy
            sweetsammyThursday, March 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm44 stars
            this story is about a little girl the when to live with her aunt polly because her parents died. pollyanna meet alot of people in the neighborhood and she changed their life for ever.