DADDY-LONG-LEGS DID VERY LITTLE FOR ME. “JUDY” IS AN ORPHAN WHO HAS BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO COLLEGE BY AN UNKNOWN BENEFACTOR WHO ONLY REQUIRES THAT SHE WRITE HIM A LETTER EACH MONTH TO DISCUSS HER PROGRESS TOWARD BECOMING A WRITER. HER LETTERS ARE SUPERFICIAL AND HAVE NO SUBSTANCE. I THOUGHT IF SHE WERE GOING TO BE A WRITER THE LETTERS WOULD DRAW OUT MORE FEELINGS FROM THE READER ESPECIALLY AS JUDY MATURES. IT ISN’T UNTIL THE VERY END THAT YOU LEARN WHO DADDY-LONG-LEGS IS THAT THERE IS A BIT OF A STORY UNDER ALL THE DISCONNECTED LETTERS OF FROLIC AND FUN. IT PASSES THE TIME…
At the age of eighteen, the orphan Jerusha Abbott is plucked from the institution and put through college by a mysterious benefactor. His only condition is that she write him a letter every month, to practice the writers’ craft. Her colorful letters about college life are accompanied by drawings from Webster’s own pen.
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