Johanna Spyri was born in 1827 in Hirzel, Switzerland. In 1852, she moved to Zurich. Heidi is by far her most well known story. Published throughout the world, it has inspired more than twenty film or television productions, a musical drama, and a tourist area Heidiland in Switzerland. Johanna Spyri died in 1901.
Maja Dusikova was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She is one of the most celebrated children s book illustrators in Europe.
Johanna Spyri lived in Hirzel. Johanna Spyri was born in 1827 and died in 1901.
Reviews - What do customers think about Heidi (Children's Classics)?
Beautiful Book Sep 15, 2007
I received the book fast and in beautiful condition. This book was a gift and could not be made any wonderful. Thank you.
This is the best book ever written Jul 4, 2007
This is the most precious story ever written, and the translation is wonderful. I read it several times a year, even though I'm almost 35 years old.
Although Johanna Spyri wrote many stories for children, none of them can even come close to Heidi.
Hema Chennu Martin middle Mar 4, 2007
I think that heidi is a great book for kids to read. I say that because it has amazing settings like the mountains and, Frankfurt.There are also interesting characters like Heidi her self, Peter the goat boy, and a girl Heidi meets in Frankfurt. The story is mainly about a girl name Heidi who'es parents died when she was young. From then on Heidi lives with Detie who is her mothers sister. Detie took care of heidi till she was about five. Then she found a great job and had to leave Heidi with her grandfather. Heidies grandfather was a grumpy old man who lived in the mountains with his goats. When he found out that he had to take care of Heidi he got very mad. After a few days of living with heidi he got a lot kinder.when Heidi was living with her grandfather she maid a new friend named Peter. Then th story goes on about how she had so much fun there. Suddenly one day Detie came bake for Heidi. She took her to Frankfurt where Heidi had to live with a rich girl. Even though the girl was rich she could not walk. Heidi was not happy living with the rich girl. Even though she got what ever she wanted. One day the rich girls father came home and noticed that Heidi was sad and sent her back to her grandfather. There was a lot more in the middle of the story but I am not going to get into that much detail. When she returnes to her grandfather she was happy. That is what mostly took place in the story. The main thing in all of this is that the story is GREAT. I think that all kids should read this book.
Such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apr 1, 2006
This book is very good!When I first heard of it I thought it would be weird,but I was wrong.This book is very delightful and uplifting.It is one of the best books!
Heidi Mar 13, 2006
Heidi is one of the best books I have ever read! This classic story was a great way for me to learn about life in the Alps of Switzerland. Heidi was my favorite character because she was always happy, even through tough times and getting used to things that she did not normally do. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves being outdoors, especially girls. It is extremely interesting for me to see another way of life than my own. -RN, age 12