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Pollyanna has learned from her father how to keep a positive attitude—even in the face of disappointment and loss. When her father dies, the cheerful girl comes to live with her stern aunt. In her new town, Pollyanna makes many friends—some of whom are sad, lonely, or troubled. Will Pollyanna change their lives? Or will they change Pollyanna’s? And what will happen when Pollyanna faces a tragedy that is terrible enough to break her optimistic spirit?
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