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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Little Orphan Heidi

Heidi by Johanna Spyri is an inspiring story about a girl who lives in the 1800's in Germany. Heidi is a five year old orphan who has been living with her aunt for most of her life. When her aunt gets a job in Frankkfurt, she takes Heidi to live with her grandfather in ...
Heidi by Johanna Spyri is an inspiring story about a girl who lives in the 1800's in Germany. Heidi is a five year old orphan who has been living with her aunt for most of her life. When her aunt gets a job in Frankkfurt, she takes Heidi to live with her grandfather in the little village called Dorfli. Heidi's grandfather is said to be a very mean man that frightens many people. Heidi must face her grandfather alone.
Heidi is a cheerful girl and she tries her best to be friendly with her grandfather. She soon begins to worm her way into his old heart and many of the other villagers in Dorfli. She makes friends with almost everyone she meets. She even gets her grandfather to come down from his mountain to be around the villagers that he separated himself from years ago. Around Heidi's 8th birthday,her aunt comes back to take Heidi to Frankfurt where there is a girl named Klara who is in a wheelchair and is in need of a companion. Heidi is very sad to have to leave her mountains and her grandfather, but she goes anyway.
Heidi has many adventures with Klara and even begins to like being in Frankfurt, but she still misses the mountains. Everyday she begs to go home. Finally, they send her back to live with her grandfather in her beloved mountains.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri is a classic children's story loved by many people. I would recommend this book because it was very enjoyable and I learned a lot. Even though Heidi was kind of thrown around and sometimes not wanted, she still stayed positive and tried to be as nice as possible. This is a great story about an orphan who goes on many adventures and gets through them with her head held high.

posted by Cougar_H on December 16, 2010

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5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

The transcription is poor with missing words, incomplete words a

The transcription is poor with missing words, incomplete words and sentences, and portions that are completely incomprehensible.

posted by Anonymous on April 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2003

    Great pictures, but NOT unabridged

    Great pictures and background information similar to a DK book, but the publisher says it's complete and unabridged, and this simply is not true. Just compare the number of pages, number of chapters, or more importantly the rich sentences in the original versus this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Its....

    Awful. Dont get it unless you have a stupid teacher (or mom in my case) who tells you to get it i hate it......................... bananas

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    Posted May 24, 2010

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