Daddy Long-Legs, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


In DADDY LONG-LEGS a trustee of the John Grier orphanage has offered to send Judy Abbott to college.

The only requirements are that she must write to him every month and that she can never know who he is.

Judy's life at college is a whirlwind of friends, classes, parties and a growing friendship with the handsome Jervis Pendleton.

With so much happening in her life, Judy can scarcely stop writing to 'Daddy-Long-Legs', or wondering who her mysterious benefactor is...An amusing coming of age story for all young people.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780141331119

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The book is interesting and fun to read. The only thing that prevented it from getting five stars from me was the fact that the tone of the protagonist sounded like that of a 10 year old, not a college student and certainly not the 21 year old girl she is at the end of the book.

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I loved it, very entertaining. A reread for sure.

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A charming novel, which is apparently a classic but which I had never heard of as a child - presumably because the winter-spring romance that develops would now be considered scandalous. But I found it enjoyable and not too implausible as far as romances go, and enjoyed the letter format - reminiscent of Pride & Prejudice.

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