This book is Volume II-9 of the series of readers of Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP). It is suitable for readers with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) is a project in which ESL/EFL learners at elementary level (with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words) are expected to read one million words within two or three years, and reach upper-intermediate level (with a vocabulary of about 3,500 words). This project contains about 40 simplified readers, enough for an ESL/EFL learner to read for two years, and this list is growing.
Readability || 88.8
Total word count || 35087
Words beyond 1500 || 1328
Headwords beyond 1500 || 399
Unknown word percentage (%) || 3.78
Unknown headword percentage (%) || 1.14
Unknown headword occurrence || 3.32
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more || 66
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more || 210
Pollyanna Whittier is a young orphan, who goes to live with her Aunt Polly. Aunt Polly does not want to take in Pollyanna, but feels it is her duty to her late sister. Miss Polly sends Nancy to the train station to meet Pollyanna instead of going herself.
When Pollyanna arrives, she takes Nancy for her aunt. Tears come to her eyes when she learns the truth, but she soon becomes glad again, because she knows how to play a “Glad Game”.
Pollyanna teaches many people in this town how to play the “Glad Game”, and this brings about surprising changes in the town….
This book is rewritten from “Pollyanna” by Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920. Pollyanna is a best-selling 1913 novel and is now considered a classic of children’s literature. It has been adapted for film several times.
About the Author
Qiliang Feng has been an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher in senior high schools since 1983. He is a keen advocator of reading in TEFL and is expert at rewriting graded/simplified ESL/EFL readers. He has published several series of English Reading Courses in China and is promoting an ESL/EFL reading project called Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP), in which ESL/EFL learners at elementary level are expected to read one million words within two or three years, and reach upper-intermediate level. For this project, he has rewritten a series of simplified readers containing about 40 books.