Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Daddy-Long-Legs (Puffin Classics) Paperback – July 1, 1995
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-Jerusha Abbott has grown up in the John Grier Home for orphans. As the oldest, she is in charge of the younger children. An anonymous benefactor on the Board, "Mr. Smith," decides to send her to college, as long as she writes to him faithfully detailing her education. Originally published in 1912, Jean Webster's coming-of-age tale continues to be relevant to young women today. Actress Kate Forges shares these months and years, from freshman to senior in college. Through a series of letters Jerusha writes to "Daddy-Long-Legs," a relationship filled with affection and respect develops, even though she is the only correspondent throughout the years. Although the narrative unfolds slowly, the language is sophisticated, highly descriptive, and witty. Jerusha's concern about social class standings may seem a bit dated to most listeners, as the reference to "Negro waiters" when she is riding the train may surprise and offend some listeners. Forbes gives an outstanding one-woman performance. Her crisp elucidation, varied intonations, and enthusiasm for this character provide a first-rate reading. This tale will appeal to listeners who revel in rich, detailed imagery to present a character wholly believable and likeable.-Tina Hudak, St. Bernard's School, Riverdale, MD
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
That's why I was so pleasantly suprised with this book. The writing is entertaining, intelligent and always realistic. That is EXACTLY how a person in their late teens, early twenties writes (I know, I'm a letter writer in that age group) and it is so refreshing to read an author who knows what she is talking about on the subject.
Judy Abbott is most certainly not a Pollyanna, she teases, gets angry and argues but she has a nice nature and always manages to patch things up. She is an orphan who writes to her mysterious benefactor whom she dubs "Daddy-Long-Legs". Because he is her fairy godmother for all purposes, she confides in him even though she knows he will never answer. The ending is marvelous with a great little twist. I think this book is great for girls 8-80 and am sorry I did not read it sooner
"It isn't the big troubles in life that require character. Anybody can rise to a crisis and face a crushing tragedy with courage, but to meet the petty hazards of the day with a laugh -- I really think that requires spirit."
"I think the most necessary quality for any person to have is imagination. It makes people able to put themselves in other people's places. It makes them kind and sympathetic and understanding. It ought to be cultivated in children."
'daddy long legs' is the story of a young orphan girl named judy who was removed from the orphanage by an anonymous patron/guardian who sends her away to school. the trade-off for this extraction is that she must write him a letter at least once per month.
the joy in this novel is the progression and self-assurance that builds with each letter she writes to him. i will spoil none of the story, but the ending is heartwarming and will not disappoint.
having this updated printing reminds me of when i first read this in grade school/middle school. these joyful memories are priceless.
a bonus here with the puffin classics is the addition of backstory included at the end of the book. here you can learn more about the author, the story, the characters, and so much more. what a delightful thing to include!
i have purchased most of these puffin classics editions, and will certainly look for future additions to add to my collection.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read this many times. As a young girl. And as a grown woman. Loved it every time.Published 6 days ago by Patricia Bearden
This is one of my favorite books! Wonderful story and such cute drawings!Published 23 days ago by B. Bayles
By Amali De Silva Wijeyeratne
A young seventeen year old girl yearns to travel, to explore and discover the world around her but is held back by the very institution... Read more
Gave this book to a retired school teacher who had the nickname Daddy Long Legs given to her by her father. She has really enjoyed it . Thanks.Published 1 month ago by Toni Tackett
I had watched the movie as a young girl and loved it. I did not realize that it was based on a book but I was reading something on line and a poster mentioned it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Such a sweet, clever book. I was very saddened, however, to discover Ms. Webster tragically died in childbirth only a few years after it was published. Read morePublished 6 months ago by tempusfugit