One of the world's most cherished stories, this is the classic tale of a sunny little girl with a gift for happiness—whose gift transforms the lives of those around her. Set in the majestic Swiss Alps, the narrative opens with the unforgettable scene of an orphaned Heidi being taken to live with her grandfather who lives high in the mountains, alone and in self-imposed exile. In the years that follow, Heidi's irrepressibly loving, candid nature works its magic on her grandfather, Peter the goatherd and his family, the invalid Clara, and others, in this moving novel of healing and redemption.
Heidi is more than great storytelling. With its insights into the lives of children in the late 1800s, as well as its concern with spirituality and the health of mind and body, it is also a remarkable snapshot of its time.
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