Heidi

Heidi

Sterling Classics
by Johanna Spyri, Scott McKowen (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 272 pages
Price: $9.95

Heidi is five when she is sent to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps. She quickly grows to love her carefree life with him in the mountain air, and the old man comes to love her too. They are both unhappy when Heidi is sent away again, to a family in town, but she soon manages to get home to the Alps—and to share her happiness with her new friends.

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  Great, Beautiful Book
HappyHomemaker of Oregon, 7/6/2011
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved this book. I have read it from cover to cover many times, and am always enchanted. Heidi is brought to live with her Grandfather (who everyone is afraid of) in the Alps, and her sweet cheerfulness softens the old man and makes everyone love her. Then she is suddenly taken away to be a companion to a girl in the city who can't walk. Heidi tries to bear up, but the confined life becomes too much for the little girl accustomed to love and the free mountain air.
In the end the characters find physical ad spiritual restoration and redemption.
A lovely, uplifting book.