Saturday, November 28, 2009

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Published in 1880

Hardcover, 288 pages
5 on 5!

What happens when a little orphan girl is forced to live with her cold and frightening grandfather? The heartwarming answer has engaged children for more than a century, both on the page and on the screen. Johanna Spyri’s beloved story offers youngsters an endearing and intelligent heroine, a cast of unique and memorable characters, and a fascinating portrait of a small Alpine village.

I cannot believe that I never knew about this book when I was a kid. I cannot believe I waited so long before I finally read it. This innocent little tale is full of messages that are relevant even today . I wish I was a kid again and the innocence and the untainted love were my weapons as well. Oh! I cannot tell you how much I loved this tale. I am sure I will read this to my little one someday. I am so buying this book for my kids to savour.

Highly recommended, if you have not already read it :)


Shona said...

I can't belive u waited so long to read this. I absolutely love this book. I love the movie based on it too. Happy that u finally read it.

Beth F said...

Oh I loved this book as a child and reread a few time. I should re-read it because I'm sure I've forgotten a lot about Heidi.

Lisa said...

I loved Heidi as a little girl. I think maybe I need to go pull it off the shelf and reread it!

Suko said...

Veens, this is a classic children's story. I'm so glad you loved it!

Stephanie said...

I loved this book as a child, and someday I will read it again. Joanna Spyri's translator wrote several sequels -- I think they're about Heidi's children. My grandma once gave them to me, and I enjoyed them too.

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