Heidi by Johanna SpyriHeidi by Johanna Spyri


byJohanna Spyri

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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'I would rather be with my grandfather on the Alps than anywhere on earth!'

When Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss mountains with her bad-tempered old Grandfather, everyone in the village feels sorry for her. What will a little girl do in such an isolated home, and with such a grumpy companion? But Heidi soon discovers a secret: Grandfather isn't nearly as cross as he looks -- plus she can play all day in the fields among the bright flowers. But then Heidi is whisked away again to be a companion to a injured girl in the city. She longs for her beautiful mountain home -- how will she ever get back again?
JOHANNA SPYRI was born in a country village in Switzerland in 1827. Her father was a doctor and she had five brothers and sisters. Later she moved to the capital Zurich to go to school and she eventually settled there with her husband Bernhard,who was a lawyer. Johanna began writing in 1871 and wrote many stories which quickly became v...
Title:HeidiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.4 × 5.08 × 0.83 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099573741

ISBN - 13:9780099573746

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Editorial Reviews

• "Many a childhood vision of the Alps was founded on the nineteenth-century Swiss classic." --Guardian