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Cornelli
     

Cornelli

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by Johanna Spyri, The Perfect Library (Editor)
 

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Johanna Spyri is best known as being the author of the children's story Heidi. Spyri lost her husband and son in 1884. After their deaths she devoted her life to charitable work and writing 50 books for children. Cornelli is the story of a happy little Swiss girl who goes to live with an aunt after her mother dies. She becomes sullen and unattractive when her aunt

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Johanna Spyri is best known as being the author of the children's story Heidi. Spyri lost her husband and son in 1884. After their deaths she devoted her life to charitable work and writing 50 books for children. Cornelli is the story of a happy little Swiss girl who goes to live with an aunt after her mother dies. She becomes sullen and unattractive when her aunt fails to understand her. Fortunately, she is able to regain her sunny disposition. The story beings, "A little girl with glowing cheeks and blowing hair came running through the wood. Her eyes sparkled with delight, while she was being driven along by the wind, or had to fight her way against it. From her arm was dangling a hat, which, as she raced along, seemed anxious to free itself from the fluttering ribbons in order to fly away. The child now slackened her pace and began to sing."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781523202560
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/2015
Pages:
122
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Geboren am 12.6.1827 in Hirzel/Kt. Zürich, gestorben am 7.7.1901 in Zürich.

Die Tochter eines Arztes und einer pietistischen Lyrikerin wuchs als viertes von sechs Kindern in einem Landarzthaushalt auf. Nach der Dorfschule und Privatunterricht beim Pfarrer erhielt sie in Zürich drei Jahre Fremdsprachen- und Musikunterricht, kam dann für ein Jahr nach Yverdon (Neuenburger See) in ein Pensionat. Ab 1845 unterrichtete sie zu Hause ihre jüngeren Schwestern und trieb autodidaktische Literaturstudien. Nach der Heirat mit dem Juristen (später Stadtschreiber) Bernhard Spyri zog sie 1852 nach Zürich.

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Cornelli (Large Print Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This children's book was written by the author of Heidi. Cornelli is a sympathetic girl whose view of herself is based on a misunderstanding of a comment made to her by a nasty adult. Everything about this book is wonderful. It was one of my mother's favorites when she was a child, it was one of my favorites when I was a child, and it is still one of my favorite children's books-at 30 years of age. I plan to read it to my daughter, and hope that it becomes a favorite of hers. I hope it is reprinted some day, so more people can enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mother discovered this book in a relative's attic, a lovely illustrated hardcover edition. Although it seems that little bit here and there was lost in translation, the story was unique and inspiring, very uplifting. Whenever I put it down, I left with a smile on my face. Cornelli is delightful.