Daddy Long-Legs

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Samuel French, Inc., 2010 - Drama - 136 pages
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Comedy / 6m, 1f, 6c or 4m, 4f, 3c / 4 ints. Judy is a pretty drudge in a New England orphanage. One day a visiting trustee becomes interested in her and decides to give her a chance. She does not know the name of her benefactor, but simply calls him Daddy Long Legs. She writes him letters brimming over with fun and affection. From the home she goes to a fashionable college where a romance develops that constitutes much of the play's charm. The orphans appear only in the first act and may be played by small girls of any age. "If you write down the words delightful, charming, sweet, beautiful and entertaining, and add them up, the answer will be Daddy Long Legs." - The New York Times
 

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

I never read this as a kid, but I remember a friend carrying it around with her a lot. @foggidawn reviewed it a little while ago, bringing it back to my attention, and it sounded like fun. I loved it ... Read full review

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Seventeen-year-old Jerusha Abbott has spent her entire life at the John Grier Home, an orphanage. When one of the trustees takes an interest in her (due to a humorous but unflattering essay on ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
5
Section 4
38
Section 5
76
Section 6
115
Section 7
128
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Jean Webster is the pseudonym of American writer Alice Jane Chandler Webster (1876-1916), whose best-known works include Daddy-Long-Legs, Dear Enemy, and Just Patty.

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