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Just David [Paperback]

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Item description for Just David by Eleanor H. Porter...

And David, after another moment's wistful eyeing of the caressing fingers, turned about and wandered out onto the side porch. A minute later, having seated himself on the porch steps, he had taken from his pocket two small pieces of folded paper. And then, through tear-dimmed eyes, he read once more his father's letter.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   372
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.77"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 17, 2007
Publisher   Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN  8184564953  
ISBN13  9788184564952  

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More About Eleanor H. Porter

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Eleanor H. Porter (1868-1920) was a bestselling children's author from Massachusetts. She published short stories and novels but her most famous work was "Pollyanna" published in 1913.

Eleanor H. Porter was born in 1868 and died in 1920.

Eleanor H. Porter has published or released items in the following series...
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A wonderful book  May 30, 2005
When I was young my mother told me that I was named after the boy in the title of this book. My mother loved this book and wanted her only son to be like its title character, whom she admired greatly. It pleased me to be named after someone who was the subject of a book but, for some reason, I never bothered to ask my mother for details about either the book or its principal character, although she often spoke glowingly about the David for whom I was named. After my mother's death I regretted not having queried her for more details about Just David and its hero whom she so admired. When I found that Just David was available from this I immediately ordered a copy and read it as soon as it arrived. To my pleasant surprise I found that I shared my mother's love both for the book and for its hero. I also understood for the first time why my mother had raised me as she had. I won't pretend to have all of the virtues possessed by the hero of this wonderful book, but I believe that I have more virtues than I would have if my mother hadn't used Just David's hero as a template for rearing me. I'm deeply grateful to my mother and to this special book which I recommend highly to others. I'm also grateful that in my career as a NASA scientist I had occasion to edit a book, Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry, which is also available from this Although my mother was not alive when this book was published I like to think that she knows of its existence and is pleased by it.
One of Mama's Gems  Jun 28, 2004
My mother told me about this book shortly after I began my studies to become a school teacher. It had been one of her favorite books and she had loved reading it to my older brother and sister when they were children. She tried to find a copy in local book stores but had no luck. My sister, upon hearing about Mama's search, got caught up in the nostalgia and located two copies of the book from the original printing in good condition and had them shipped right away. It turned out to be money very well spent.
DELIGHTFULLLL!!!  Dec 16, 2003
This book is just can read it over and over and it has such a simple , sweet ending that you're left satisfied and happy....

the characterization is just apt and there are not to many characters to confuse the readers... the best part is David himself...

this is a must read.. hope u all njoy

Eleonar Porter's Greatest!  Aug 19, 2003
David is a most unusually happy, contented, naive, talented and loving boy. Almost everyone tries to change him, but the only one to stay the same is 'Just David'. Not as famous as her great 'Pollyanna' but nothing more perfectly typifies this wonderful author's warm and tender work. Eleonar Porter writes characters that do not exist - but should.
A Treasure of a Book!  May 23, 2002
As the other reviewers, I was given the book, by an aunt, back in the 60's when I was in seventh grade. She said she had been searching for a copy for me to read because she had loved it. I remember doing a book report on it for my 7th grade English class (I got an A)--and it was one book I never forgot. I thought it was out of print & had been looking for it for years at garage sales and used book stores. Now I will have a copy to pass on to my new grandson. It is a special treasure of a book!

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