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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1915 - Children's stories, Swiss (German) - 318 pages
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A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city.

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This novel reminded me of an animation of Heidi I watched in my childhood. Reading it, I found some emotional scenes and especially liked the one in which Clara learned to stand up and walk. I hope Heidi and Clara will enjoy themselves in the mountain ever after. Read full review

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Innocent, lovely, warm book. Love Heidi. adequate for children,

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Page 190 - But the father said to his servants, " Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; — and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: — for this, my son, was dead, and is alive again; — he was lost, and is found.
Page 7 - Love had he found in huts where poor Men lie ; His daily Teachers had been Woods and Rills, The silence that is in the starry sky, The sleep that is among the lonely hills.
Page 191 - I have sinned against Heaven and thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son, — give me but the hireling's place, provided it be near thy heart.
Page 9 - In conclusion, the author, realising the difference between the two languages, has endeavored to write the story afresh, as Johanna Spyri would have written it had English been her native tongue.
Page 7 - Heidi" was for her therefore a labor of love, which means that the love contended with and overcame the labor.
Page 207 - The old man was looking up at the sky to see what the weather was going to be like that day.
Page 39 - What do you want to do now?" he asked her. "I want to see what's in the hut,
Page 43 - When the kettle was boiling, the old man put a large piece of cheese on a long iron fork, and held it over the fire, turning it to and fro, till it was golden-brown on all sides.

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