|Thank you Hal & Melanie for this free review copy.|
In a nutshell, Pollyanna is a young 'tween who is orphaned. Aunt Polly, a rather austere, strict woman, agrees to take her in. When Pollyanna realizes that Aunt Polly is rich, she has hopes for fine things like curtains and carpeting in her room. Aunt Polly feels that would be spoiling the child, so she denies her such pleasures, instead putting her in a hot, cramped attic room. Pollyanna chooses to play the Glad Game. As Pollyanna meets many unpleasant people and situations, she employs the Glad Game to help her through and to help others be glad, too. Being a Pollyanna wouldn't be such a bad thing after all!
The quality of the recording is clear and crisp. Melanie Young reads with terrific expression. I soon forgot her voice as I became immersed in the story. That's just how it should be with an excellent read aloud. My only regret is that I was unable to use it in my van because my CD player is broken. It would be great to keep in the car to listen while running errands or traveling longer distances. Who doesn't need a great story for that? I listened while doing housekeeping and while sewing. It was great.
I highly recommend this recording.
You can purchase the CD set at Hal and Melanie Young's site, Raising Real Men.
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From the website:
A Hilarious Challenge to Bad Attitudes
When we first picked up the classic children’s book Pollyanna, I didn’t really want to read it. I had heard people called “Pollyannas” and I just assumed it would be boring and didactic. I couldn’t have been more wrong. We loved it! All of us – boys, girls, young men, mom and dad. We laughed out loud at Pollyanna’s antics – and the reactions of the people around her. We laughed and cried, in fact, we were changed by this book. We became more grateful people. Seriously, you can hardly imagine how good this book is!When we recorded the audiobook, even though our children had just read it with us a few months ago, they begged to be in the room. After we recorded it, they wanted to hear the audiobook. They can’t get enough! It’s just so funny and sweet and gripping. Don’t worry, there are great male characters here, too! Your guys will love it! As we read it aloud to our children, we all had a tremendous desire to share it with you. Pollyanna was first published in 1913 exactly one hundred years ago. This special Centennial Anniversary Edition is sure to be a classic your children will want to listen to again and again! Ours did.
I received this cd set from Great Waters Press in exchange for an honest review.