Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »
  1. $18.87 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Robogenesis

    Daniel H. Wilson 9780385537094

spacer

Daddy-Long-Legs (Puffin Classics)

by

Daddy-Long-Legs (Puffin Classics) Cover

ISBN13: 9780141331119
ISBN10: 0141331119
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college. The only requirements are that she must write to him every month, and that she can never know who he is. Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties, and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton. With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to the mysterious "Daddy-Long-Legs"!

About the Author

Eva Ibbotson has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Journey to the River Sea and The Secret of Platform 13.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

cheandme, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by cheandme)
I love epistolary novels. There is something about a collection of novels or diary entries which, autobiographical or fiction, seem to give the reader a more intimate view of a person's life, thoughts and, if you're lucky, secrets.

This book has endure and is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Although I have not read it a 100 times, the number is definitely in the double digits and as of my last read this week, it has not lost any of its charm.

It's not the love story that develops in the last few pages that has kept me going back for re-reads or captured the attention of so many readers in the last hundred years. It's the plucky orphan who, knowing well her fate and caste in life, dares to dream beyond and explores the world handed to her with abandon, self-effacing and good-natured humour, and creativity. Although readers in search of wild adventures might get bogged down in details of college lunches and classes and faithful reporting of which pig ran away or which cow died, there are greater themes in the book: female suffrage and social reform being among the most obvious.

I give this book a five star but only for that certain kind of reader. I think you know who you are.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141331119
Author:
Webster, Jean
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Introduction by:
Ibbotson, Eva
Author:
Ibbotson, Eva
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:
08-12

Other books you might like

  1. Its Raining Cupcakes Used Trade Paper $2.95
  2. The Beef Princess of Practical County New Trade Paper $7.99
  3. The Story of the Amulet New Trade Paper $4.99
  4. The Mother-Daughter Book Club
    Used Trade Paper $3.95
  5. Dear Pen Pal (Mother-Daughter Book Club) Used Trade Paper $4.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Classics » General
Children's » General

Daddy-Long-Legs (Puffin Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$4.99 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Puffin Books - English 9780141331119 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.