Heidi by Johanna SpyriHeidi by Johanna Spyri


byJohanna SpyriIntroduction byEva Ibbotson

Paperback | March 5, 2009

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Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather. With a delightfully nostalgic introduction by award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson.
Johanna Spyri (1827-1902) was born in Switzerland in the village of Hirzel, which has magnificent views of the Alps. She wrote almost fifty books, but it was Heidi who brought her great fame.
Title:HeidiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.06 × 5.13 × 0.81 inPublished:March 5, 2009Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014132256X

ISBN - 13:9780141322568

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heidi It held my interest and I did care about Heidi but at the same time she was just a little more perfect than I want in a character. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet I read this book for the first time this year as a 25 year old woman so my review is not based on nostalgia. I was pleasantly surprised by how cute and lighthearted everything was. My favourite parts of the book were all the scenes where Heidi is living on the mountain. The part where she lived in Clara's house in the city dragged a bit, but it was still enjoyable watching Heidi and Clara's friendship develop. This book was published in 1880 so there are things that didn't age well. Clara being referred to as an invalid throughout the book was uncomfortable and how everyone kept trying to make her walk even though it hurt her to do so. Peter's jealousy and possessiveness over Heidi was not cute. He literally broke Clara's wheelchair in anger because he felt like Clara was taking Heidi's attention from him and a quote to excuse this was, "Think, here we are... keeping Heidi away from him for weeks on end - and of course he regarded her as very much his private property - and he has been left all alone to brood on it" (page 283). Like why. And overall nice read with some questionable things that comes with over 100 years of progress.
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Heidi is an amazing story. I bought it because I had the picture book when I was little. The real one did not disappoint!
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!!!!! When I first got this book I didn't think I would like it. But then when I read more it was a great story. Five out of five stars!
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fave of my youth! One of my favourite books as a young girl. They sure don't write books the way they used to....
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! I have loved this book since I was child and reread it every few years. I have owned several copies of the book, but this cover art is by far the most beautiful.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from childhood memories I loved this story as a child and I give this book often as a gift. It is always welcome and cherished. So many of the today's children may not be familiar with the stories of not so long ago.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Qui Such a simple yet inspirational little book...
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Heidi The lessons are pretty heavy handed in this book, but she’s a sweet little girl to read about. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful classic and beautiful cover This is one of my favourite childhood favourites and the cover is darling. I am buying it for my permanent collection
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book People of all ages are sure to love this book.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely! I wonderful children's classic!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic. One of my absolute favourite stories. A classic that is a great read time and time again. Very heartwarming.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful classic The beautiful story, a favourite in the childhood.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Love this new edition! It looks gorgeous and is a wonderful addition to my personal collection. Read this story again and was reminded of how truly amazing it was the first time around.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice story. I never read this as a child but I watched a tv adaptation of it and remembered loving it. I finally decided to read the book and I really enjoyed it. I loved the themes of friendship, family and education. I liked that it depicts the importance of reading and prayer.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Such a gorgeous edition to an amazing story!
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A touching classic Really powerful, a favourite I have reread since childhood.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fav classic this will always be my fav classic book, it motivated me on praying. And if I do not get any answer, to keep praying, will always admire this book
Date published: 2011-11-29