photo credit: FCAC
The novel's success brought the term "Pollyanna" (along with the adjective "pollyannaish" and the noun "Pollyannaism") into the language to describe someone who seems always to be able to find something to be "glad" about no matter what circumstances arise.
Yes! Like our baby girl Pollyanna here! The one with the bright button eyes and the sweet, little tipped smile!
Hurry! Someone go get Pollyanna and make that awesome white-tipped tail wag wildly so her back end matches her front end!