Pollyanna Grows Up is a 1915 children's vel by Elear H. Porter. It is the first of many sequels to Porter's best-selling Pollyanna (1913), but is the only one written by Porter herself; the numerous later additions to the Pollyanna franchise were the work of other authors. Pollyanna, w cured of her crippling spinal injury, spends her time teaching the glad game to her new town, and a very bitter woman. Along the way she makes new friends, and is courted by two childhood friends, Jimmy and Jamie.
Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920), was an American author best know for her Pollyanna novels. Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Eleanor became an excellent singer after studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts. Eleanor H. Porter started writing short stories, usually set in New England, which were published in the popular magazines and newspapers of the day including Woman's Home Companion and Harper's Weekly. Porter mainly wrote children's literature, including three Miss Billy books ( Miss Billy, Miss Billy's Decision, and Miss Billy Married ), Just David (1916), Six Star Ranch (1916), Cross Currents (1928), and The Turn of the Tide (1908). Her most famous novel is Pollyanna (1913), later followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). With the arrival of Pollyanna (1913) Porter won international acclaim.