Eleanor Hodgman Porter (December 19, 1868 – May 21, 1920) was an American novelist.
Born in Littleton, New Hampshire, Eleanor Hodgman trained as a singer but later turned to writing. In 1892 she married John Lyman Porter and moved to Massachusetts. Porter mainly wrote children's literature, for example three Miss Billy books, Cross currents , The turn of the tide  and Six Star Ranch .
Her most famous novel is Pollyanna (1913), later followed by a sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up (1915). Her adult novels include The story of Marco , Just David , The road to understanding , Oh money money , Dawn , Keith's dark tower , Mary Marie , Sister Sue , short stories include Money, love and Kate  and Little Pardner .
She died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1920.