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  • Published: 2 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9781408499917
  • Imprint: BBC DL
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 1 hr 47 min
  • Narrator: Ciara Janson, Richard Johnson
  • Pages: 110
  • RRP: $9.99

Heidi




Ciara Jansen stars in a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of the classic children's story.

Ciara Jansen stars in a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of the classic children's story. 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 full-cast radio dramatisation.

  • Published: 2 July 2008
  • ISBN: 9781408499917
  • Imprint: BBC DL
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 1 hr 47 min
  • Narrator: Ciara Janson, Richard Johnson
  • Pages: 110
  • RRP: $9.99

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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