Heidi

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Courier Corporation, Sep 1, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 271 pages
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When Heidi, a cheerful 5-year-old orphan, comes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps, she brings a bright ray of sunshine into the lives of the people around her. Young Peter, a goatherd, shares her love of nature, and his blind grandmother delights in the little girl's bubbling personality. Even Heidi's surly and hermit-like grandfather, the old Alm-Uncle, finds his long-lost grandchild a source of immense pleasure.
A few years later, when she is forced go to Frankfurt to serve as a companion for Klara, a well-to-do but sickly girl, Heidi must leave her beloved mountains and friends behind — an experience that proves highly traumatic to the innocent and sensitive little girl. But her return home and a visit from Klara result in magical moments that will leave young readers thoroughly captivated by this heartwarming tale of an unforgettable child and her effect on the people around her.
Complete and unabridged, this story "for children and those who love children" will thrill today's youngsters just as it has delighted generations of young readers and listeners since its original publication in 1881.

 

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Wonderful Book, Beautiful Cover, Great Price

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Not only is this a wonderful story, this particular book is hardback and looks great on the bookshelf. If this is a classic you plan to keep, I recommend getting version of Heidi from Sterling ... Read full review

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its a good book for children

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE 1 The AlmUncle
1
At the Grandfathers
14
In the Pasture
22
PART ll
25
At the Grandmothers
35
Two Visits and Their Consequences
48
A New Chapter and Entirely New Scenes
59
Friulein Rottenmeier Has an Uncomfortable Day
67
Sunday When the Church Bells Ring
144
HEIDI MAKES USE OF WHAT SHE HAS LEARNED
159
CHAPTER PAGE 1 Preparations for a Journey
160
A Guest on the Alm
167
Consolation
177
The Winter in Dorfli
187
The Winter Still Continues
199
Distant Friends Are Heard From
208

Disturbances in the Sesemann House
81
The Master of the House Hears of Strange Doings
92
A Grandmamma
99
Heidi improves in Some Respects and in Others Grows Worse
109
The Sesemann House ls Haunted
115
Up the Alm on a Summer Evening
127
What Further Happened on the Mountain
224
Something Unexpected Happens
233
Parting to Meet Again
248
Pronouncing Vocabulary
271
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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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