by Johanna Spyri
Edited by Adeline B. Zachert
Illustrated by Clara M. Burd
Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.
This book is in fair/acceptable condition. Hardcover. This antiquarian book has had a long and illustrious journey through time, and it shows. Please look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this book. If you have any questions, please ask. Pictorial boards are worn along edges and corners with significant signs of shelf wear. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. One of the illustrations has been hand colored by a child. Decorative endpapers. Color frontispiece. 290 pages -
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
"Heidi" is a classic novel written by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. It was first published in 1881 and has become one of the best-loved children's stories ever. The novel tells the story of a young orphan girl named Heidi who is taken to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's grandfather is initially reluctant to take her in, but over time, he grows to love her and teaches her about the beauty of nature and the importance of hard work. Heidi befriends Peter, a young goat herder, and they explore the mountains together. Heidi's idyllic life is interrupted when her aunt takes her away to Frankfurt, where Heidi is to become the companion of a wealthy girl named Clara. Heidi is unhappy in the city, and her health begins to suffer. Eventually, she returns to the mountains and is reunited with her grandfather, Peter, and her beloved goats. The novel has been adapted into many forms, including films, TV shows, and stage productions. It is a heartwarming story about the power of love, friendship, and the beauty of nature.
Item Dimensions: 8.5 inches x 6.5 inches