Heidi by Johanna Spyri (Hardback)

  • Page  ‏ : ‎ 174  
  • ISBN ‏ : ‎ 9789394885806
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.5 x 14.5 x 1.2 cm

Let’s enjoy the beautiful things we can see, My dear, and not think about those we cannot. A book “for children and those who love children”, Heidi (1881) is a story of an orphan girl who is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The embittered grandfather who lives in seclusion, is known as ‘uncle ALP’, and deeply resents Heidi’s arrival. But soon, he grows fond of her. Lost in the idyllic world of snow-covered mountains, Heidi befriends Peter, the goatherd, his mother, Bridget, and his blind maternal grandmother. While all seems well in Heidi’s Wonderland, she is soon compelled to leave the comforts of the hills and go to Frankfurt to live with a differently-abled girl named Clara. Overcoming the initial difficulties, Heidi and Clara become friends. Amidst the grey streets of a new city, Heidi struggles to overcome her homesickness. If only she could return to the mountains. Will she ever meet her grandfather again? Written well over a century ago, Johanna Spyri’s Evergreen tale of a young girl’s coming of age, of her bravery and compassion, remains a classic.

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