Heidi by Johanna Spyri
(Kingfisher Classics)

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Imagine my surprise to find myself hooked and when the story was about 25% through, saying to myself, “What else is there to it? Isn’t this most of the story?” As I went on, I remembered that the story was more complex than I remembered.
-Patheos

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Heidi was first published in 1880. A classic tale of childhood joys and friendships, it has delighted and inspired generations of children.
 

About Johanna Spyri

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Beverly Cleary, the best-loved creator of Ramona Quimbly, Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse, and many others is the recipient of both a Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Newbery Medal. Angelo Rinaldi won immediate success for his first picture book, Rainy Day, which was nominated for the U.K.'s Mother Goose Award.
 
Published September 18, 2002 by Kingfisher Books Ltd. 352 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Patheos

Excellent
Reviewed by Julie Davis on Jul 12 2012

Imagine my surprise to find myself hooked and when the story was about 25% through, saying to myself, “What else is there to it? Isn’t this most of the story?” As I went on, I remembered that the story was more complex than I remembered.

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EzineArticles

Good
Reviewed by Chris Saliba on May 30 2011

Overall, the reason for the novel's ongoing appeal is its authenticity. Johanna Spyri in essence wrote Heidi as a hymn to her native Switzerland. A deep love of place is what most informs Heidi, with themes of religion and moral good built around an incorrputible nature.

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http://www.bookdrum.com

Good
on May 01 2014

A final reason why Heidi is enjoyable for adults: it reminds us that simple goodness and simple kindnesses go a long way towards making the world a nicer place to live in. And what is wrong with that?

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Good
Reviewed by Jules on May 29 2013

it was a fund sweet read. I read it as a child, and I think it would be an enjoyable read for both young and old.

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Iris on Books

Below average
on Mar 23 2011

Would I have loved this as a child? I don’t know. Probably. I loved stories about being closer to nature, anything away from the city. But, as an adult, the tone and message of this book made me feel highly uncomfortable, even if I cannot pinpoint what it was exactly.

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Bianca Pellet

Good
on Dec 07 2013

Heidi is ultimately a joyful book containing many useful lessons about friendship, family and hope that deserves to be enjoyed still for many years to come.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Katieb Mundie Moms on Apr 08 2010

I was so excited to find this! This book is full of amazing pictures, and the story is the perfect length for younger kids. Now this has become one of my daughters' favorite stories to read now.

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