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Echo Library, Apr 1, 2006 - Fiction - 480 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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A very nice, sweet, slightly different little girl goes about her life in that alps and yodelling sort of setting that she grows up in. Sometimes she is unhappy, but often people are influenced by her ... Read full review

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I love the story of Heidi and was excited when I found this larger text children's edition of the story. Read full review

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Author 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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