Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.



MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
571207,436 (4.13)9



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 9 mentions

This review is written with a GPL 3.0 license and the rights contained therein shall supersede all TOS by any and all websites in regards to copying and sharing without proper authorization and permissions. Crossposted at Bookstooge.booklikes.blogspot.wordpress.com by express permission of this reviewer   Synopsis Orphan Heidi is abandoned by her cousin and foisted onto her mean Grandfather who lives all alone on a mountain. Her various adventures as she betters everybody who comes into contact with her.   My Thoughts I actually read this because I didn't have any other paper books that I wanted to read at the time.   It is the classic story (Spyri lived back in the mid 1800's] about a young orphan girl who simply transforms everyone she comes into contact with. Think Swiss Pollyana.   My first reaction was "oh boy, saccharine out the wazoo!", but as I kept reading, I found Heidi not to be saccharine, but an agent of change. In many ways, she is in the background while the side characters stand out for a couple of chapters. But her presence is always there, making their life better, if even in ways that they are not aware of.   I also liked the acknowledgement that "good" doesn't simply happen. It has an Author.   I could see reading this book to a younger child, a chapter or two a night until it was done. None of the plot points are overly drawn out or tedious and everything seems to be "chunked up" into just the right size for someone with a smaller attention span, ie kids.   But it is a sweet story for adults too. After the grime and grit of a lot of modern SFF [which is what I mainly read], or even the hard realities presented by authors like Austen or Dickens, this was like eating an orange: sweet and yummy and good for you.   Rating: 4 of 5 Stars   Author: Johanna Spyri " ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
This work is a mixture of books and film adaptations. It should not be combined with either. If you have a copy of this work, please consider specifying the author (if it is a book) or the director (if it is a film).
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: (4.13)
3 1
4 1
4.5 1
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,075,933 books! | Top bar: Always visible