Daddy-Long-Legs (Illustrated) and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£10.49
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we dispatch the item.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Daddy-Long-Legs MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged


See all 95 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
"Please retry"
£10.49
£7.60 £8.81

Children's Gift Guide

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Special Offers and Product Promotions



Product details

  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc; Unabridged edition (27 Jun 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452652554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452652559
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.5 x 18.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,328,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Alice Jane Chandler Webster wrote under the pseudonym of Jean Webster. She was an American author and wrote many books. Besides writing short stories, she also wrote stage-adaptations of her novels. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
The first Wednesday in every month was a Perfectly Awful Day-a day to be awaited with dread, endured with courage, and forgotten with haste. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 July 1998
Format: Paperback
This book is "a pearl in a bed of oysters." I couldn't put it down, I read it in a day, and I've re-read it at least three times! Don't expect a story summary from me, I want you to find out how good it is for yourself! I get headaches from reading "heavy" books like "The Best Little Girl in the World" (I know that tittle dosn't sound heavy, but you'd be surprised!) If you do too then don't worry because "Daddy Long Legs" is light reading that will make you want to read it again and again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By kevin.fitzsimons@ireland.com on 10 July 2001
Format: Hardcover
Bought this bood for my partner,Emma,as she had read it as a child. Couldn't believe the reaction. Was like an old friend had come home.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Dec 1999
Format: Hardcover
I first read Daddy long legs when I was about ten years old-I got it i the libarery-My mother got it for me, and I've loved it since then(7 years later)I have reread so many times I know it off by heart.Judy Abbott is the most simple and touchng character I've ever read.It is a book I highly recommend-especaily to give you a little reasurance about the world again!!!, and for the touching story of friendship and love.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mum of the animals VINE VOICE on 25 Feb 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Pity the adopted or fostered child nowadays. Whenever refered to in the media, they are either criminals or overcome by mental health problems. It was not the case a hundered years ago! Jean Webster had a privleged upbringing but through her charity visits to the poor becomes convinced less well-off children could succeed in life. Heady stuff in 1912 so to illlustrate her point she writes Daddy-Long-Legs about Judy,a young orphan sent to college by a kindly but anonymous benefactor she calls Daddy-Long-Legs. Her letters to him are funny, moving and a great testimony both to a child's and a foundling's mind. It never wallows in self pity. As a mother of two adopted children, I don't really relate to the central message on how you can change the child's environment and if the child is bright enough it will flourish. The mental scars are too deep. I find myself incredulous (does Judy, such a friendly soul, really miss no-one from the orphanage after seventeen years). Nevertheless, I happily suspend disbelief because I personally love Judy (and the author's) optimism. It comes from the days when radical thinkers were confident that money alone could change things. It is the perfect book for an adopted or fostered adolescent as positive role models in the media nowadays are hard to find.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Alice Fookes on 1 Dec 2009
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A lovely book - original and excellent use of "letter style" of writing. Uses the rags-to-riches genre but with its own distinctive 'take' on the theme. Suitable for all ages - a cheerful upbeat tone to the content. Lovely line drawings too - a gem of a book and probably a minor classic in its way in that it should at some point be on everyone's reading list - for ages 12 to 120. Its not a long read so ideal for a tentative reader who will be impressed by the less-is-more style of writing. Restore your faith in good writing and get hold of a copy!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Limberlost on 16 Jun 2008
Format: Paperback
I first read this wonderful book at the age of 10 and have reread it many times since. This moving and humorous story, relating the progression of Judy from unloved orphan in a children's home to eager young college student discovering the wider world, is accessible to people of all ages. Judy's naivety, imaginativeness, and bravery are communicated eloquently through the series of letters she writes to her benefactor, "Daddy Long Legs". A wonderful evocation of life in early twentiesth century America.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Jan 1998
Format: Paperback
Daddy-Long-Legs was one of those great books that you never want to put down. Jerusha Abbot, the orphan who is writing the letters which make up the book, grew up in the John Grier Orphanage with everyone stressing conformance. But thanks to this young woman's sense of humor and talent in writing, a trustee of the orphanage is kind enough to send her to college in hopes of her becoming a famous writer. He only asks that she writes him,her anonomous benifactor, a letter describing everything that goes on in school every month. Jerusha is extemely entertaining as you read her letters to "Daddy-Long-Legs" She meets Jervis Pendleton, a rich fellow whose presence she comes to enjoy tremendously and later on becomes a prominent figure as she strives to fullfill her dreams of writing a great novel.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L O'connor on 18 April 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Jerusha Abbot has lived all her life in the John Grier orphanage, and has seen nothing of the outside world. Then one day she is summoned to the matron's office, to be told to her astonishment that one of the trustees of the orphanage has decided to send her to college, because he thinks she has a talent for writing. He wishes to remain anonymous, but wants her to write to him once a month in order to develop her literary style. She has just glimpsed his shadow on the wall, a tall, thin man. so the amazed Jerusha is packed off to a prestigious girls' college.

The rest of the book is written in the form of Jerusha's letters to her anonymous benefactor. She decides to call him Daddy Long-Legs because the only thing she knows about him is that he is tall and thin. She decides to call herself 'Judy' as she has always hated the name Jerusha. Her letters vividly describe her life at college, her lessons, the fun she has with the other girls, her thoughts about everything. Each new experience is relished by her, and almost feel as if you are at college with her.

I have read this book frequently over the last forty years, and it seems just as fresh and funny to me now as it did the first time I read it, and as it must have done to the readers in 1912. Judy's charms are undiminished.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback