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HEIDI
     

HEIDI

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by Johanna Spyri
 

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CONTENTS


PART I

HEIDI'S YEARS OF LEARNING AND TRAVEL

CHAPTER PAGE
I. GOING UP TO THE ALM-UNCLE 17

II. WITH THE GRANDFATHER 38

III. ON THE PASTURE 50

Overview

CONTENTS


PART I

HEIDI'S YEARS OF LEARNING AND TRAVEL

CHAPTER PAGE
I. GOING UP TO THE ALM-UNCLE 17

II. WITH THE GRANDFATHER 38

III. ON THE PASTURE 50

IV. IN THE GRANDMOTHER'S HUT 67

V. TWO VISITORS 83

VI. A NEW CHAPTER WITH NEW THINGS 95

VII. MISS ROTTENMEIER HAS AN UNCOMFORTABLE DAY 104

VIII. GREAT DISTURBANCES IN THE SESEMANN HOUSE 119

IX. THE MASTER OF THE HOUSE HEARS OF STRANGE DOINGS 129

X. A GRANDMAMA 136

XI. HEIDI GAINS IN SOME RESPECTS AND LOSES IN OTHERS 146

XII. THE SESEMANN HOUSE IS HAUNTED 153

XIII. UP THE ALP ON A SUMMER EVENING 165

XIV. ON SUNDAY WHEN THE CHURCH BELLS RING 183


PART II

HEIDI MAKES USE OF HER EXPERIENCE

XV. PREPARATIONS FOR A JOURNEY 199

XVI. A GUEST ON THE ALP 207

XVII. RETALIATION 219

XVIII. WINTER IN THE VILLAGE 229

XIX. WINTER STILL CONTINUES 243

XX. NEWS FROM DISTANT FRIENDS 252

XXI. ON FURTHER EVENTS ON THE ALP 268

XXII. SOMETHING UNEXPECTED HAPPENS 276

XXIII. PARTING TO MEET AGAIN 293




ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE
WAVING HER HAND AND LOOKING AFTER HER DEPARTING
FRIEND TILL HE LOOKED NO BIGGER THAN A LITTLE
DOT _Frontispiece_

SHE UNDID THE HEAVY SHAWL AND THE TWO LITTLE DRESSES 30

HERE A NEAT LITTLE BED WAS PREPARED 41

SHE HANDED HIM ALSO THE WHOLE SLICE OF CHEESE 57

OFF THEY STARTED AT SUCH A PACE THAT HEIDI SHOUTED FOR
JOY 71

WHEN HEIDI HEARD THAT SHE STRUGGLED TO GET FREE 92

OFF THEY STARTED, AND SOON HEIDI WAS PULLING THE
DOOR-BELL 116

THERE SHE WOULD REMAIN, EATING HER HEART AWAY WITH
LONGING 152

THROWING HERSELF IN HER GRANDFATHER'S ARMS, SHE HELD HIM
TIGHT 179

WITH HEIDI'S HAND IN HIS THEY WANDERED DOWN TOGETHER 192

THEY ARE COMING, OH, THE DOCTOR IS COMING FIRST 211

THE TWO CHILDREN WERE ALREADY FLYING DOWN THE ALP 241

HE WATCHED HIS FALLEN ENEMY TUMBLING DOWNWARDS,
DOWNWARDS 277

PETER SHOT OFF AND RUSHED DOWN THE MOUNTAIN-SIDE,
TURNING WILD SOMERSAULTS ON HIS PERILOUS WAY 298




Part I

Heidi's Years of Learning and Travel

[Illustration]




HEIDI


I

GOING UP TO THE ALM-UNCLE


The little old town of Mayenfeld is charmingly situated. From it a
footpath leads through green, well-wooded stretches to the foot of the
heights which look down imposingly upon the valley. Where the footpath
begins to go steeply and abruptly up the Alps, the heath, with its
short grass and pungent herbage, at once sends out its soft perfume to
meet the wayfarer.

One bright sunny morning in June, a tall, vigorous maiden of the
mountain region climbed up the narrow path, leading a little girl by
the hand. The youngster's cheeks were in such a glow that it showed
even through her sun-browned skin. Small wonder though! for in spite
of the heat, the little one, who was scarcely five years old, was
bundled up as if she had to brave a bitter frost. Her shape was
difficult to distinguish, for she wore two dresses, if not three, and
around her shoulders a large red cotton shawl. With her feet encased
in heavy hob-nailed boots, this hot and shapeless little person toiled
up the mountain.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013521889
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
132 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Heidi 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 216 reviews.
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
HEIDI is heart warming book.It makes you feel that anything is possible.Even though Heidi is an orphan she still loves her grandfather like a mother. I would recommend this book to anyone, because it has a goal that people should follow in life:'any thing is possible'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i read Heidi i felt like i was in Heidi' s world. I could feel it when the author described the mornings in the montains. The fresh scents, and the sunrise. Although this book had no main point i really liked it. This book makes me feel at home with the fireplace on making me feel warm and cozy. There are no unbearably sad parts or scary parts in this book. Good read for mos t all ages - very heartwarming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely story of a young girl who spends time with her grandfather on a mountain. It is appropriate for people of all ages. the book is about life and love and priorities. It is one of my all time favorite stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are some words left out of this nook edition on page 328, chapter 19
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I rad it nearly 10 times, and I never got tired. I felt like wringing Miss Rottenmier's neck. Her name suits her real well. Heidi's sweet and loving nature wins her grandfather's heart. I'd reccomond this book to everyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the adventures and the dramatic feelings in this book. I also love how carefree and happy Heidi is. Even though everyone thinks that uncle alp is cruel and a horrible man, he is so sweet and caring for Heidi. I love this book because everything turns out to be wonderful for everyone!!! The book Heidi is an inspiration to me!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was a fabulus book and it was amazing i was wondering what it would be like to be her it was the best book i ever read i will really think you will enjoy this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is the most wonderful story! I love it! ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was boring
Varousi More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story of family and friendships. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already own a copy of his wonderful book, but bought it on here to use it to write for an english essay, so that I can highlight and write notes in it, unlike my fifty year old edition. When I opened the book, however, I found that the translation of this edition is vastly different from my older edition. In this, some convorsations were condensed, summerised, or simply not there at all, and the descriptions were far less potent. While reading this book the first time with my old edition, small though I was, I loved it so much, remembering how the wonderous descriptions of the beautiful alps transported me there, made me see it as if I were really there. When I recently reread Heidi, I experienced the same feeling, but did not get as much of a sense of that with this edition. In the end, I decided that I would much rather use my beautiful edition of Heidi despite not being able to take it to school or even put sticky notes in it for fear of it breaking than have to get used to the mew version.
Camille Daron More than 1 year ago
I love this book but somtimes it makes some molisakes
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a book-worm who loves to read and loves books but I hated this one.It was so boring that I couldent even get through the first few paragraphs!So, I havent actually read this whole book because it would be to hard for me!This book is so bland.The only thing that I like about this book is the setting in the Swiss Mountains.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My mom gave me all her old books and Heidi happen to be one of the books that she gave me and I loved it. I really didn't like the other ones she gave me because they were just about there life back then and how they lived. They had really no point. Such as:Little house on the prairie.(so boring)This book actually gave some life to it. I cried once though (don't tell). It was sad and happy and well just read it and you will know why this was such a good book. My advise to you READ THIS BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, I also recommend it to all those nook readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OIU poste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All kids would love it because funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best written children's books. Holds the reader's interest to the end. Christian teachings woven into conversations but is not preachy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In the english reading and writing club, we chat and write books and stories. Ghere are riddles and lots of fun. Join at english writing res one if you find it (which you might not. You idiot). Write a paragraph of you and your favorite book. Thanks from Weirdo7372
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book sooo much i have read about 6 times and it gets beter each time I hope you like it as much as i do and in joy the book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Elle walked in, her long blond hair glinting in the sunlight.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walked in