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Daddy-Long-Legs (Puffin Classics)


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ISBN13: 9780141331119
ISBN10: 0141331119
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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"!

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

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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.
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Webster, Jean
Puffin Books
Introduction by:
Ibbotson, Eva
Ibbotson, Eva
Childrens classics
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Puffin Classics
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Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
7.8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 0.36 lb
Age Level:

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