Just David

Just David

by Eleanor H. Porter


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If you have a soft spot for Eleanor H. Porter's beloved novel Pollyanna, you should definitely add Just David to your reading list. Written just a few years after Porter penned her best-known work, this emotionally resonant and uplifting tale mines many of the same themes, albeit from a starkly different vantage-point. David is a young boy who has lived an extremely sheltered life in the mountains, with just his father and his beloved violin to keep him company. When his father is beset by a grave illness, David is thrust out of his idyllic existence and is forced to grapple with the reality of the outside world. Will this innocent be able to make it through this trying time with his virtue - and his life - intact?

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ISBN-13: 9781654859527
Publisher: Independently published
Publication date: 01/03/2020
Pages: 402
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Just David 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
royaltygirl More than 1 year ago
I just loved this story. I learned a lot from the main character David. It was inspiring and beautiful. If you like lovely, fluffy stories, this is for you!
nite-owlCP More than 1 year ago
This is an inspiring story of a boy named Just David, lived on a mountain for years with his father who taught him the true gift of music. The music of a bubbling brook, the sound of ruffling trees, the sweet songs of the birds; these sounds Just David would play on the fiddle/violin. Every sound was a great "Orchestra of Life" and we only need to be still to hear. When his father dies in the barn of older couple, Just David makes not only a profound impression on their lives, but the entire mountain community. I loved this book, just wish it had several more about Just David's life. GREAT READ!
ShawnaCPM More than 1 year ago
Just David has been a family favorite for decades. My mom read it out loud to us on a car trip some 30 years ago. A book enjoyed by people of all ages, who are willing to look at the world anew. Shawna CPM
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Bryan Trimm More than 1 year ago
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lovemynookcolor More than 1 year ago
I had such a good time readinflg this story. It was so refreshing to think of this innocent child helping jaded adulys find joy in thr simple things. A fin read and a nice escape from reality.
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