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Just David

By: Eleanor Hodgman Porter
Published By: Double9 Books
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Eleanor H. Porter published the children's book Just David in 1916. Ten-year-old violinist David is unnamed and has no idea what his last name is. He and his father have a happy life in the highlands until his father develops a serious illness. The father gives David a substantial sum of gold money just before he passes away and instructs him to keep them hidden until they are required. Two former childhood sweethearts who had drifted apart were wed by David, whose purity and singing talent charmed the villagers and transformed the lives of numerous of them. He also makes a difference in the Holly family, helping Simeon to mend his broken heart and enable his son to visit with his new wife and child.
They discover throughout the visit how expensive David's violins are. His father had a Stradivarius and an Amati, which he had lent to a blind acquaintance. When John reads David's father's old letter, he recognizes the signature and learns that the man was a well-known musician who had vanished with his son following the death of his wife. David is assigned to reconnect with his family and take violin lessons. He becomes well-known and affluent, but he still comes to the Hollys every year to perform for them.

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Eleanor Hodgman Porter

Eleanor Emily Hodgman Porter, American writer, was born in New Hampshire on 19 December 1868. She was the single child of Francis Fletcher Hodgman, a pharmacist and Llewella Woolson Hodgman. She was musically talented from early childhood and trained as a singer but later bent to writing. In 1892, she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts, after which she began writing and publishing her short stories and, later, novels. Porter wrote mainly children's literature and adventure stories, and romance fiction. She printed her first novel Cross Currents in 1907. Her most famous novel is Pollyanna (1913), followed by a sequel Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). Porter's other books include the best-sellers Just David (1916), The Road to Understanding (1917), Oh, Money! Money! (1918), Dawn (1919), and Mary-Marie (1920). She was lived by her husband with whom she had no children, though she revealed a great sympathy for children in her literary work. She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on 21 May 1920.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 181 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357278486
  • ISBN-13: 9789357278485
  • Item Weight: 217.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 10.3 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Family Life