Johanna Spyri Heidi who has been orphaned, is taken from her alpine home with her beloved grandfather by her less than loving aunt to be a companion for a crippled child of a wealthy family in Frankfurt. They become bosom friends but Heidi becomes ill and has to return home, but when her crippled friend comes to the Alps for a visit, well, we don't want to spoil the story for you.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 01. Up the Mountain to Alm-Uncle
Chapter 02. At Home with Grandfather
Chapter 03. Out with the Goats
Chapter 04. The Visit to Grandmother
Chapter 05. Two Visits and What Came of Them
Chapter 06. A New Chapter about New Things
Chapter 07. Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day
Chapter 08. There is Great Commotion in the Large House
Chapter 09. Herr Sesemann Hears of Things that are New to Him
Chapter 10. Another Grandmother
Chapter 11. Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another
Chapter 12. A Ghost in the House
Chapter 13. A Summer Evening on the Mountain
Chapter 14. Sunday Bells
Chapter 15. Preparations for a Journey
Chapter 16. A Visitor
Chapter 17. A Compensation
Chapter 18. Winter in Dorfli
Chapter 19. The Winter Continues
Chapter 20. News from Distant Friends
Chapter 21. How Life Went on at Grandfather's
Chapter 22. Something Unexpected Happens
Chapter 23. "Good-bye Till We Meet Again"
Johanna Spyri (1827–1901) was a Swiss novelist and short story writer, most known for her children's literature. Born in a rural area of Switzerland, Spyri moved to Zurich upon her marriage and in her homesickness, wrote her most famous novel, "Heidi" in just a month.
Johanna Spyri At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone on the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and the birds. But one terrible day Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in the town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find her way back up the mountain, where she belongs?
A wonderfully nostalgic reading by Sarah Greene.
Johanna Spyri In this treasured story, the orphan child, Heidi, is sent to live with her embittered grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's innocent joy of life and genuine concern and love for all living things become the old man's salvation.
From the goatherder Peter and his family to the sickly girl Clara and her desperate father, Heidi's special charm enriches everyone she meets. Unselfish to the core, Heidi's goodness overcomes all obstacles - even those seemingly insurmountable.
Remembered and loved as a child's story, Heidi remains a testimony of redemption and salvation for all ages. Uplifting and enjoyable, Heidi makes superior family listening.
Johanna Spyri High in the Swiss Alps, Heidi, a five-year-old orphan, comes to live with her grandfather. His neighbors say he is a fierce old hermit, of whom they are all afraid. Heidi, however, proves to be a remarkable, unaffected child, who quickly charms her grandfather. In fact, for Heidi, nothing could be better than living with him. She enjoys a genuine enthusiasm for life: for the goats, which she helps Peter to tend; for the spring flowers on the Alm; for the thick slices of bread and cheese that her grandfather prepares for her; and for the simple hay bed that she occupies in the loft of his hut. However, her Aunt Dete doesn't understand, and it is a sad day when she takes Heidi to live in a strange city with a strange family who wants a companion for their young invalid daughter named Klara. Heidi does her best to be a friend to Klara, but her longing for home becomes too much to bear.
Johanna Spyri A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Johanna Spyri's endearing Swiss classic.
When Heidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps, she soon learns to live in perfect harmony with her surroundings, leading a carefree life with her constant companion, Peter, a young goatherd.
But her happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for the sick Clara. Although she becomes fond of the older girl, Heidi is terribly homesick. Will she ever be able to return to the Alps and the happiness she once knew with her friends?
Johanna Spyri's touching story of the adventures of a young Swiss girl is one of the most popular children's stories ever written. Heidi's pleasure in the beauty of the Swiss mountains and her rich relationships with her friends and family are perfectly evoked in this warm and lively dramatisation.
Johanna Spyri Jan Francis reads Johanna Spyri's classic tale of the adventures of a little Swiss girl. Ever since her mother died, Heidi has been looked after by her aunt Dete. But now Dete is moving to Frankfurt, and Heidi must go and live with her grandfather in a hut high up in the Swiss mountains. There she meets Peter the goatherd and his blind grandmother, and the three become great friends. Heidi loves her new, carefree life - but then her aunt returns to take her away from everyone she loves.
Johanna Spyri The evergreen tale of the Swiss orphan girl Heidi has charmed and intrigued readers since its original publication in 1880.
Heidi comes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps where she befriends the animals and children, in particular the goatherd Peter. She is later taken away to the stern and confining home of the invalid Clara where she enriches the lives of those around her but longs to return home. After many adventures she returns to her grandfather's cabin in her beloved Alps.