Heidi: A Story For Girls

Heidi: A Story For Girls

by Johanna Spyri


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ISBN-13: 9780343148553
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.79(d)

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Heidi 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 223 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!
bigorangecat on LibraryThing 3 months ago
A wonderfully written children's book that this "boomer" still loves to read.
ysar on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I haven't read this one since childhood, but I distnctly remember staying up late, hoping my parents didn't notice the light on, and trying desperately to finish this before falling asleep. A truly enjoyable story.
monado on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I liked this when I was a child. Now I'd find it a little to simple and wholesome.
Hamburgerclan on LibraryThing 3 months ago
"Heidi". Can you believe I'm reading freakin' "Heidi"? Is that desperation, or what? Actually, I have to confess that lack of reading material doesn't figure into this. "Heidi" is on the list of books that my younger daughter has to read/have read to her for school. To be a good teacher, I figure I should read the literature the curriculum is foisting upon my kids. But whatever the motivation, I have perused "Heidi" and have to admit that I enjoyed it. I didn't think I was going to. I mean, I think that repeated exposure to "The Brady Bunch" in my formative years has permanently prejudiced me to "nice" stories and characters. So I was expecting "Heidi" to be a drag. It didn't start out so great. This book was originally written in German and the characters speak and act a bit off from what I'm used to. And the lead character was, as expected, a sweet, innocent little girl who spreads sunshine wherever she goes. But for some reason, that didn't annoy me so much. Maybe it was her way of innocently challenging the status quo, be it by tossing her fancy clothes aside when she got hot or by tweaking the ever restrictive Fraulein Rottenmeier. (love that name...) Or maybe it's that Heidi didn't manage to totally redeem the world--some sadness remained and some people resisted the child's charm. Whatever it was, by the end I was willingly reading the novel, wondering how it would all end. I even have to recommend that you check it out. You can always go watch "The Simpsons" later.--J.
Anonymous 9 months ago
An emotional story about love and hope
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book tonight and it was the second best book I have ever had!!!!! My first is Wonder, if you like this I would also get the book Wonder and Out of mind! I enjoyed this book so much, I am defenitly going to read this book again!! I hope that is you are looking at this reveiw right now that if you are still deciding if you want to get this book or nog the anserw is YES!!!!!! :) I hope for anyone who gets this book enjoys it as much as I did!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It actually made me feel like if I was there I am a 6th grader this book has been one of the best chapter book L have read It describes where the setting is the problem and Its a very fun book to read .
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