Heidi

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 430 pages
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Heidi is a novel for children written in 1880 which remains one of the most well-known pieces of Swiss literature. A young girl is taken to live with her grandfather in a remote alpine village. He has been estranged from the village for years, but his granddaughter penetrates his crusty exterior and transforms his isolated life into one of joy. She also befriends the young goat-herd, Peter.
 

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User Review  - mikeysmom - LibraryThing

My 2 star rating is for this poorly abridged edition; not for the unabridged story of Heidi. This edition had unimpressive illustrations which didn't always match the text, some awkward passages (due ... Read full review

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User Review  - hitomik - LibraryThing

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

Contents

Introduction
5
Chapter I Up the Mountain to AlmUncle
7
Chapter II At Home with Grandfather
29
Chapter III Out with the Goats
42
Chapter IV The Visit to Grandmother
64
Chapter V Two Visits and What Came of Them
86
Chapter VI A New Chapter About New Things
103
Chapter VII Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day
117
Chapter XIII A Summer Evening on the Mountain
211
Chapter XIV Sunday Bells
237
Chapter XV Preparations for a Journey
258
Chapter XVI A Visitor
269
Chapter XVII A Compensation
284
Chapter XVIII Winter in Dorfli
298
Chapter XIX The Winter Continues
315
Chapter XX News from Distant Friends
329

Chapter VIII There is Great Commotion in the Large House
142
Chapter IX Herr Sesemann Hears of Things Which Are New to Him
159
Chapter X Another Grandmother
169
Chapter XI Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another
185
Chapter XII A Ghost in the House
193
Chapter XXI How Life Went on at Grandfathers
355
Chapter XXII Something Unexpected Happens
369
Chapter XXIII GoodBye Till We Meet Again
393
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About the author (2009)

Johanna Spyri was born in the village of Hirzel, Switzerland on June 12, 1827. She was tutored at home and attended school both at home and in Zurich. She married Bernhard Spyri, a lawyer, in 1852 and moved to Zurich. She wrote her first story, A Leaf on Vrony's Grave, in 1871. She wrote numerous stories for both children and adults, but her most famous work was Heidi, which was published in 1880. Both her husband and son died in 1884. She spent her remaining years writing, raising her niece, and doing charity work. She died on July 7, 1901.

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