A softbound novel, written by Eleanor H. Porter. An abridged version of a classic story that is designed to be faithful in theme, style, and spirit to the original work. This novel can be used in conjunction with the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum, but can also be read by students on an independent basis. Contains simple black and white illustrations and vocabulary-in-context reference material. 225 pgs, pb.
When Pollyanna was published in 1913 it rapidly sold more than a million copies. People were drawn to the storys cheery main character. But Pollyanna is no pampered princess. She is a lonely orphan who faces hardships and setbacks while winning peoples hearts by trying to see the good, even at the worst of times. By playing what she calls the glad game, she reminds us that when life is disappointing or painful, there are still things to be thankful for.
The Core Classicsseries presents stories loved for generations in abridged versions for young readers, illustrated and annotated, and faithful to the style, plot, and themes of the originals. Each volume includes a brief biography of the author and an introduction by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
In the upper elementary grades, Core Classics are suitable for strong readers or reading aloud; in middle school and up, the texts are appropriate for independent reading.
Please note that a brief synopsis of many of the books included here are provided in our Library Builders section. Study guides for the same book are often available from several publishers, so we found it more efficient to give a description of the book only once.
The first two volumes in this series of classic abridged novels are the Core Classics Plus study editions, which feature a deluxe hardbound cover as well as guided reading, discussion questions and suggested activities. The remaining nine novels in this series are softbound, and simply include abridged versions of classic stories that are designed to be faithful in theme, style, and spirit to the original works. Each novel can be used in conjunction with the Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum, yet they can also be read by students on an independent basis. All books in this series contain simple black and white illustrations and vocabulary-in-context reference material. This collection would work equally well in home or traditional classrooms and would also be useful for summer reading or as a gift item. ~ Mike