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  • Published: 25 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141932040
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

Heidi




BE CLASSIC with Heidi introduced by bestselling author Veera Hiranandani.

The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Johanna Spyri's charming tale, Heidi, wonderfully read by Sarah Greene.

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?

  • Published: 25 March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141932040
  • Imprint: Penguin Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • RRP: $12.99

About the author

Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri was born in a country village in Switzerland in 1827. Her father was a doctor and she had five brothers and sisters. Later she moved to the capital Zurich to go to school and she eventually settled there with her husband Bernhard,who was a lawyer. Johanna began writing in 1871 and wrote many stories which quickly became very popular. Her husband and son both died tragically in 1884, but Johanna consoled herself with charity work and writing, as well as looking after her orphaned niece. She died in her Swiss village home in 1903. Heidi is Johanna Spyri's best known and most popular novel - it has been translated from German into over fifty languages and over fifty million copies have been sold worldwide.

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