In Daddy-Long-Legs Jerusha Abbott (Judy Abbott) is an orphan with a wicked pen and penetrating insight. Lately of the John Grier Home for orphans, of which too little good cannot be said, Miss Abbott embarks upon a course of college study funded by an anonymous benefactor.
Wealthy Jervis Pendleton acts as benefactor for orphan Judy Abbott, anonymously sponsoring her in her boarding school. But as she grows up, he finds himself falling in love with her, and she with him, though she does not know that the man she has fallen for is her benefactor.
This epistolary story contains her charming letters to her unknown Daddy-Long-Legs, named by Miss Abbott because only once at the orphanage did she see his shadow drawn out in the headlights of the car toward which he walked. The insight and wit in this little book are priceless.
I loved this classic story, and read it in an afternoon. I've never read it before, however, I've seen the movie based on this book four or five times. The movie starred Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. I loved that movie, and this is one of the few times I liked the movie better than the book. However that does not take away from the book, I still loved the book and awarded it 5 'Daddy-Long-Legs' stars.
This book is part of my Kindle library. Now I want to go watch the movie again...
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