Originally published in 1881, Heidi tells the story of a five-year old orphaned girl who teaches timeless lessons to her those around her, as well as to generations of readers.
Originally published in 1881, Heidi tells the story of a five-year old orphaned girl whose aunt brings her to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. The residents of the nearby town fear Heidi's grandfather because he lives in seclusion, but she gradually opens his heart with her youth and energy. When she turns eight, her aunt returns to take her away. Heidi makes the most of her situation, teaching timeless lessons to her grandfather and her friends, as well as to generations of readers. With illustrations by Jessie Wilcox Smith, this beautiful, vibrant clothbound hardcover is unabridged and makes a great addition to every child's library.
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