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Heidi (1880)

by Johanna Spyri

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Series: Heidi (2)

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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 is the second time recently that I have gone back to revisit a book from my childhood. I think it might be the last. I find that for the most part my distant memories of these books are more pleasing than the reality of reading them at such an advanced age.

This book was sweet, but very unrealistic and unsatisfying. The child is too good, the characters too underdeveloped and the miracle too preposterous for my adult tastes. I think I will leave all the other childhood books that beacon my return right where they are and spend my time on all those many books I need to read and cannot find the time for.
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  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Classic orphan-meets-grouchy-adult-and-creates-a-touching-transformation tale. A must read for a taste of Swiss mountain living, the smell of sweet hay and cheese-cravings. ( )
  SwatiRavi | Jun 27, 2022 |
Solidified my love of mountains and Swiss cheese. ( )
  Windyone1 | May 10, 2022 |
The familiar children's' story. I was surprise to see Heidi described as having dark hair and eyes. I always thought of her as blond (Shirley Temple's fault).
The amount of religious references to prayer and God surprised me. ( )
  nx74defiant | Mar 21, 2022 |
Along this steep mountain path, a stout, healthy girl was climbing, one clear, sunny morning in June, leading by the hand a child, whose cheeks were so glowing red that she looked as if an inward flame were shining through her sunburned skin. And little wonder, for the child was as much wrapped up on this sunny June morning as if to protect her from bitter frost. The little girl could be scarcely more than five years old; but her natural size could not be guessed at, for she had on two, if not three, over the other, and over all, wound round and round, was a great red woolen shawl; so the little shapeless figure, with its heavy hobnailed mountain shoes, trailed hot and weary up the steep hillside.
  taurus27 | Jan 24, 2022 |
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Johanna Spyriprimary authorall editionscalculated
Anderson, AnneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blickenstaff, WayneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Brooks, LouiseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burd, Clara M.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cassidy, FrancesNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Cleary, BeverlyForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cohen, Vincent O.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Gallagher, TeresaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, EileenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Pober, ArthurAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Smith, Briony MayIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Tritten, CharlesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A path leads from the cheerful old market town of Mayenfeld through green and wooded fields to the very foot of the mountains whose tall slopes gaze sternly down on the valley.
From the pleasantly situated old town of Maienfeld a footpath leads up through shady green meadows to the foot of the mountains, which, as they gaze down on the valley, present a solemn and majestic picture. [1945 edition/printing]
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Please do not combine with any adapted editions. Combine all complete and unabridged editions here; do not separate an edition because of cover or publisher.
The book that is published in English as Heidi was published in Switzerland as two separate books: Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre and Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat. Please do not combine any single German volumes with the English volume.
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014132256X, 0141809078

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2 editions of this book were published by Tantor Media.

Editions: 1400102731, 1400108837

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