Pollyanna Grows Up

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Pollyanna Grows Up
1921 edition
AuthorEleanor H. Porter
IllustratorH. Weston Taylor
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Glad Books
PublisherThe Page Company
Publication date
March 27, 1915
Media typePrint
Preceded byPollyanna 
Followed byPollyanna of the Orange Blossoms 

Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's novel by Eleanor H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna (1913), but is the only one written by Porter herself; the numerous later additions to the Pollyanna franchise were the work of other authors.

Plot introduction[edit]

Pollyanna, now cured of her crippling spinal injury, spends her time teaching the "glad game" to new town, and a very bitter woman, Mrs. Carew,who became very bitter hearted since her sister's son, Jamie, was missing. Along the way she makes new friends, such as Sadie and Jamie: Jamie is a delicate literary genius whose withered legs compel him to rely on a wheelchair and crutches.

Six years later, seventeen-year-old Pollyanna and her aunt fall upon hard times. Following the death of Dr. Chilton, as a means of making money, Pollyanna and her aunt are forced to take in the friends Pollyanna made six years earlier as boarders. However, there are many skeletons lurking in people's closets, causing numerous misunderstandings and many revelations, including how old childhood friend Jimmy Bean-Pendleton[1] had ended up all alone since the death of his adopted father.


Pollyanna: "I'm glad, glad for--everything now!"


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