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Monday, April 22, 2019

Heidi by Johanna Spyri



Heidi
by Johanna Spyri, Beverly Cleary (Foreword)Angelo Rinaldi (Illustrator)

Paperback, Kingfisher Classics, 352 pages
Published November 15th 2002 by Kingfisher (first published 1880)



Goodreads synopsis:
Little orphan Heidi goes to live high in the Alps with her gruff grandfather and brings happiness to all who know her on the mountain. When Heidi goes to Frankfurt to work in a wealthy household, she dreams of returning to the mountains and meadows, her friend Peter, and her beloved grandfather.


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3.5 Stars

I haven’t really read a lot of classics only because they don’t really interest me. I had been considering reading Heidi for awhile but I have a history with girl’s named Heidi that sort of put me off of this book.

I thought the book was decent. There should be a followup about all of the Heidi-isms there are in this novel. She has a lot to say about life in here that is timeless and that alone is what kept me reading.

I don’t really feel like this is a kid’s book even though it is about kids. Kind of long and winding for my taste. Lots of repeating similar action and situations that I felt could have been cut out. Lovely sentimental book that the older generation would appreciate. Not really a book for today’s youth.


I bought this book with my own money.

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