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Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms, by Harriet Lummis Smith (1866 - 1947)
Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms, sometimes subtitled The Third Glad Book, is the third novel in the Pollyanna series and the first written by African-American author Harriet Lummis Smith. Eleanor H. Porter, the author of the first two books, died in 1920, after which the publisher recruited Smith to continue the series on the strength of her success as the author of the Peggy Raymond series, another series of novels targeted at a young female audience. Although Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms did not achieve the popularity that Porter’s two Pollyanna novels did, this third Glad Book was sufficiently successful that the publisher retained Smith for an additional three Pollyanna novels. Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms was first published in 1924, nine years after the publication of the second Glad Book, Pollyanna Grows Up. Smith picks up the narrative where Porter left off, starting with the wedding of Pollyanna and Jimmy and proceeding to detail their early married life. The title of this novel refers to the tradition of brides wearing orange blossoms. The first, second, and third Pollyanna novels were published before, during, and after World War I respectively, and the war begins to figure in Pollyanna’s story in this third novel. Although most of the supporting characters from the first two Glad Books appear in this third instalment, they generally play minor roles, with this book’s supporting characters being of Smith’s invention. While the central action of the original Pollyanna novel takes place in the fictional town of Beldingsville, Vermont and the second novel is primarily set in Boston, Massachusetts, the main setting of this third novel is New York, New York. A New York Times reviewer wrote that “Pollyanna of the Orange Blossoms is considerably more true to life and a better book than its predecessors.” (Summary by David Purdy)
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Source text: https://www.fadedpage.com/showbook.php?pid=20220545

COLOUR-CODED TEXT (please read only from this text!): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H9B6LBuUwjAobaiUaTFvJmPpRa8xHoyx?usp=sharing

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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/General; Dramatic Readings; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Romance
Keywords that describe the book: World War I, New York City, newlyweds
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Last edited by Salvationist on January 27th, 2024, 4:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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It's time for another Pollyanna DR! In addition to being BC and editor, I will portray Jimmy Pendleton. Jim Hedrick has kindly agreed to narrate. I am pleased to report that Jenn Broda, WendyKatzHiller, oogiesragdoll, and Marie Christian have agreed to reprise their roles from the Pollyanna Grows Up DR (Pollyanna, Polly Chilton, Nancy, and Sadie respectively).
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I would like to volunteer for DPL.
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brownrottger wrote: January 10th, 2024, 6:36 pm I would like to volunteer for DPL.
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Thank you very much, Christine! It is good to be working with you on another project.
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Post by jennlea »

Oh, yay! So excited to see this has launched! Looking forward to voicing Pollyanna again :9:
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Could I please put my hand up for Mrs. Tibbetts? She sounds wonderfully fierce!

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Winnifred wrote: January 11th, 2024, 10:14 pm Could I please put my hand up for Mrs. Tibbetts? She sounds wonderfully fierce!

Thanks,
I will be glad to sign you up once we have an MC and an MW. Welcome to the cast, Winnifred!
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Hello, team! Let me MC this project, I'll go get you a Magic Window!
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Rapunzelina wrote: January 13th, 2024, 9:28 am Hello, team! Let me MC this project, I'll go get you a Magic Window!
Thank you very much for becoming our MC, Rapunzelina! I anticipate being able to populate the MW on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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HI I would like to be a DPL!
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yanars1 wrote: January 15th, 2024, 9:37 am HI I would like to be a DPL!
Hi and welcome to Librivox! This project already had a DPL. When a project has a DPL, you'll see this sentence in the Magic Window, just above the Sections Table "This project has a dedicated proof-listener who will listen to all sections". :wink:
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I have populated the MW! I had to add 24 extra sections; I initially forgot about the "completed file" sections. I believe this project is ready to migrate off the launch pad. :D
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Post by norahnelson »

May I read Milly Snow?
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You can put me in for Mr. Moore, if you like.
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Just moved to Readers Wanted!
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