An unabridged classic - with original colour illustrations.
Heidi, the story of a free-spirited, loving child, will be a favourite among children who love mountains.
"I would rather be with my grandfather in the Alps than anywhere on earth." - Heidi, in Heidi.
"I want to go about like the light-footed goats." - Heidi, in Heidi.
A unique children's classic, set in the pure air of the Alps.
Within minutes of being dropped off high up in the Swiss Alps with her grandfather, whom she has just met, Heidi declares "I want to go about like the light-footed goats " while the grumpy elderly man grudgingly mutters, "She's not lacking in intelligence." So begins the adventures of this cheerful five-year-old orphan, and the story of the power of a child's love to heal and transform those around her. Soon, however, Heidi is wrenched from this idyllic life and plunged into a job in the city and difficult challenges. Heidi, like Anne of Green Gables, is an unforgettable children's classic, and one of the very few from Switzerland.
Heidi has delighted generations of children and those who read to them. This lavishly illustrated edition contains twenty-one large original colour illustrations as well as many smaller ones and delightful monochrome drawings. The translation, in clear pure English, designed to be read aloud, captures Johanna Spyri's delight in mountain scenes, the ways of children, and the pure air of the Alps.
Features of this edition:
- Well-spaced generous 11-point font that will be a pleasure for children and adults to read.
- 66 original illustrations, including 21 large colour illustrations.