Polly Milton is fourteen years old when she visits her cousin Fanny Shaw. The Shaws are wealthy city-dwellers, and Polly struggles to fit in with her “old-fashioned” manners and clothes. Polly’s kindness and warmth eventually wear down the criticism against her countrified ways, and she wins the love and affection of the Shaw family. Louisa May Alcott fans will not be disappointed in this lesser-known title. Polly is a genuine heroine.