The stern Ms Polly�s household is disrupted when her orphaned niece comes to live with her. The endearing child is always ready to please, but doesn�t really believe in doing what her heart rejects. She brightens the serious household with her optimistic attitude, playing what she calls �just being glad� game. Always smiling and helpful, Pollyanna touches the lives of many people in the neighbourhood � teaching them a new way to live. Pollyanna is a story which emphasizes there is always something to be glad about in life, only if one really looks for it.