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  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593114469
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $16.99

Penguin Minis: Heidi



A beloved classic about a little orphan girl in the Swiss Alps, now in a revolutionary new mini format with a beautiful cover illustration by Anna Bond, the artist behind world-renowned stationery brand, Rifle Paper Co.

This beloved classic is now available as a Penguin Mini. Complete and unabridged, the book's revolutionary landscape design and ultra-thin paper make it easy to hold in one hand without sacrificing readability. Perfectly sized to slip into a pocket or bag, Penguin Minis are ideal for reading on the go.

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 gray eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up among 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?

  • Published: 5 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9780593114469
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504
  • RRP: $16.99

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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