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by Joanna Spyri, Pamela Venus, Sally Grindley, Pamela Venus

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This edition of Heidi's story is both charming and accessible and includes a tape to listen along to the story. Children love to listen to stories, and their favorite DK books are available in book and tape packages--perfect for the car, or anywhere! These timeless, classic stories have been gloriously illustrated and made accessible for younger children to read alone…  See more details below


This edition of Heidi's story is both charming and accessible and includes a tape to listen along to the story. Children love to listen to stories, and their favorite DK books are available in book and tape packages--perfect for the car, or anywhere! These timeless, classic stories have been gloriously illustrated and made accessible for younger children to read alone, or for all the family to enjoy together, as they listen along with the cassette tape. This fresh approach brings the stories and their characters to life. There are also special pages dedicated to background detail, setting the scene of each story.

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School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-Listeners will enjoy this sunny version of the 19th century classic by Johanna Spyri. This story has been a favorite for more than a century, and the fresh format should be well-received by a new generation of children. The abridgement is well done, streamlining the storyline for modern ears but leaving in all the essential plot elements. British actress Teresa Gallagher has all the characters' voices well in hand, making it easy to discern their different personalities. She is supported by interludes of appropriate 19th century classical music that provides occasional breaks in the action and lends authenticity to the performance. A simple story that takes place in the Swiss Alps, Heidi goes up into the mountain to live with Grandfather, a gruff old man with a heart of gold, and spends many idyllic days helping Peter the goatherd. She is sent to Frankfurt to be a companion to Clara, an invalid girl, but is so homesick that she returns to Grandfather and her beloved mountain. Eventually Clara comes to visit and learns to walk. This classic will continue to delight youngsters.-Maura Martin Smith, Somerset Elementary School, Shawnee Mission, KS Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
Read & Listen Books Series
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 12.36(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Heidi 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 231 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.
Cookie_MonsterAR More than 1 year ago
An orphaned little girl named Heidi, lives with her angry but caring grandfather. They live on the side of a mountain. She becomes friends with Peter, the goatherd. They have lots of fun when they take the goats up the mountain to munch on the grass. Although they may get mad at each other they still care about each other.
One day Heidi¿s aunt returns and forces her to leave her grandfathers house. She takes Heidi with her to a house in Frankfort. There Heidi has to live with a sickly girl in a wheelchair. Although Heidi doesn¿t like it in the beginning she becomes friends with the ten year old Clara. Will Heidi go back to the mountains?
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!
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Anonymous 10 months ago
All kids would love it because funny
Anonymous 11 months 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.