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  • Published: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780425289020
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

Heidi: Pantone Classic


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Can Heidi find her way back to the purple mounatins of Switzerland to be with her grandfather again?

At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in 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 birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, where she belongs?

  • Pub date: 2 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780425289020
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri (1827–1901) was born Johanna Heusser at Hirzel, a pretty Swiss village about seven miles from Zurich, the daughter of a doctor, and one of a large family of children. She had a happy childhood, and married in 1852 a young lawyer friend of her brother's, Bernhard Spyri, moving to Zurich. The couple had one son, also called Bernhard, who never enjoyed good health, and his mother began making up stories to tell him. She first published one of these in 1870 to raise money for soldiers wounded in the Franco-Prussian War. Heidi was published in 1880, inspired by Johanna's love for the Alpine countryside of her youth, and was a great success from the start. In later life, after the death of her husband and son, Johanna took a young niece to live with her and devoted herself to writing and charity work. She published more than fifty books for adults and children, but none so famous as Heidi.

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