Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
One of the classics of American children’s literature, Daddy-Long-Legs tells the tale of Judy Abbott – an ebullient orphan beginning a college degree with the aim of becoming a writer – through her letters to the anonymous patron who is paying for her education.
Judy is informed that she must write him monthly letters, but that she will never know his identity or receive a letter in reply. One day, Judy catches a glimpse of the man’s shadow and sees a pair of long legs, but just who is this mysterious benefactor?
Illustrated by the author herself, this edition contains extra material for young readers, including a section on ‘Other Orphans in Literature’, a glossary and a test-yourself quiz.
"The whole book slips down as deliciously as an ice-cream on a hot summer’s day." - Lucy Mangan, Guardian
Publisher: Alma Junior Classics
Ages: 7 to 12