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Heidi - a book by Spyri, Johanna

Heidi

Heidi( )
Author: Spyri, Johanna
Introduction by: Stork, Charles Wharton
ISBN:978-1-62087-686-2
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Imprint:Sky Pony Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

When an aunt drops five-year-old Heidi off to live with her grandfather in the Alps--the two of them alone in a small hut on a hill--she's initially very lonely. Soon, however, she comes to appreciate her new, simple life; she loves walking through the pastures with her friend Peter the goatherd and spending quiet time with her grandfather. Three years later, Heidi's aunt returns to take her to the town to become a companion for Clara, a sick little girl of a wealthy family. But...
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Spyri, Johanna (Author)
Johanna Spyri was born in the village of Hirzel, Switzerland on June 12, 1827. She was tutored at home and attended school both at home and in Zurich. She married Bernhard Spyri, a lawyer, in 1852 and moved to Zurich. She wrote her first story, A Leaf on Vrony's Grave, in 1871. She wrote numerous stories for both children and adults, but her most famous work was Heidi, which was published in 1880. Both her husband and son died in 1884. She spent her remaining years writing, raising her niece, and doing charity work. She died on July 7, 1901.

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