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Heidi [Kindle Edition]

Johanna Spyri
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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About the Author

Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) was a Swiss writer of children’s books. She began writing during the Franco-Prussian War to raise money for the Red Cross. Her best-known work, Heidi, was adapted for film several times.

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  • File Size: 414 KB
  • Print Length: 222 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TPPYJY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,363 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm thinking Rebecca, Anne, Pollyanna - then Heidi March 27, 2012
Format:Paperback
In the course of putting together a library for my grandchildren I resolved actually to read all of the books I had collected. While I looked forward to many of the books the orphan-girl-on-the-farm books didn't appear to hold a great deal of promise. Well, guess what? Many of these books are as entertaining, engaging and instructive as the day they were first published, and are lively options for today's modern youth reader.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a willful, independent, shrewd, perceptive pistol, (do not read the edition "modernized" by the author's grandson to turn Rebecca into a simp), who any girl would do well to emulate. Anne of Green Gables is a no-nonsense can do free spirit. Pollyanna is one of the emotionally toughest orphan characters you are likely to meet.

Heidi belongs with this company. She is milder and more modest. She is more polite and well-behaved. She is the most "old-fashioned" of the young heroines. But she is still worth following, and like the others offers lessons about the search for lasting happiness. This is definitely a volume I would want to have available for a young reader.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL! October 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read it not so long ago for my 5th grade homeschool project, and it was one of the best books I have ever read. Johanna Spyri really showed what it meant to her to be faithful to God. Spyri's tale was the most elegant, beautiful, flowing tale I have ever read.

Heidi was so spectacular that I would definately like to rate it hundreds of stars; and I consider reading all of Spyri's books. I think Heidi is the perfect book for people of all ages and if you like books such as "Little House on the Prairie" you will love Heidi.

The setting is somewhere in Switzerland with all the Alps. I think reading this book made me want to go to Switzerland! Like i've said before, this book is very beautiful-- everything about it-- the setting, the story, the way the author writes it, it is pure beauty. I don't think I-- possibly you-- have read any book as good as this.

So, overall, this book is the most best book for anyone who loves life on the alm, faithfulness to God, and a nice beautifully-written tale. This tale made me very amazed and happy at Johanna Spyri's literature, and I guarentee it will to you too. Heidi is the best book in the whole world. Pure Literature and Pure beauty.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed April 3, 2013
By JM
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book on my kindle and was very disappointed because it appears to be abridged. I compared it to my unabridged bookshelf book of the same novel and the wording is different as well as simpler and less gramatically correct. I doubt although it is possible that I am being needlessly suspicious. In the future, I will buy a different kindle edition of this book.

However, since the book was free I did not lose any money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice reminder of my childhood... November 14, 2011
By Debbie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I read this book when I was much younger and always thought of it as one of my favorites.

I decided to read it again on my Kindle (it's free) and still enjoyed it very much as an adult.

Beautiful writing and descriptions of the fresh mountain life. It made me want to go find a similar place in this hectic world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The book is missing pages September 18, 2013
By CK
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was thoroughly enjoying this book, when I realized a sentence dropped off and never picked up again. After scrolling back and forth, I realized that it was missing pages. Disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Redemption December 4, 2012
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A wonderful story of a bitter old man who is enchanted by the innocence and openess of his little grandaughter. Her sincere love brings him the redemption which he has longed for. A true prodigal son returning to the forgiveness and love of his Heavenly Father. "And a little child shall lead them."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Story August 9, 2011
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I enjoyed this story very much. I loved the lifestyle Heidi and her grandfather cherished and also loved their personalities very much. It made me want to go for a visit myself!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic August 13, 2013
By lee ann
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What can I say - I loved the many times I read it as a child and loved reading it again as a adult.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars A little preachy at time, but still very sweet
Somehow I never managed to read Heidi by Johanna Spyri until now. It’s a sweet story of a darling orphan child dropped off to live with her mean grandfather. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Heather E. Hejduk
5.0 out of 5 stars The Happy Mountain Girl
Heidi, a little girl sent to the Swiss Alps to live with her grandfather, had many adventures. She blessed a poor old woman who was the grandmother of the goatherd boy, Peter. Read more
Published 2 days ago by P & A
5.0 out of 5 stars Still a classic, still wonderful
Most people know the plot summary of Heidi yearning to return home to her grandfather and Peter the goatherd, and that Clara visits them in the Swiss Alps and regains her strength. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Jill S.
5.0 out of 5 stars breathtakingly beautiful
This is a lovely story that brings one to a new , sweeter view of all the Beauty our world brings. The more simple and natural our surroundings are, the more rich we are.
Published 13 days ago by CL
4.0 out of 5 stars A life of pure simplicity
A classic that never grows old. The simple things in life are the most important for everyone. The world would be a better place if we treated others the way Heidi does.
Published 18 days ago by Caroline M Sterr
4.0 out of 5 stars My Go-To Book for Happiness
I find the writing stilted somewhat in its translation, but reading about such a delightful child who sees God's blessings in everything restores my own belief and faith in God,... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Deborah L Burger
5.0 out of 5 stars Heidi
Amazing, my favorite children's book by far. Can't wait to read it to my kids. Heidi is a timeless classic.
Published 23 days ago by Sarah Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong, caring role model for children.
The story presents a strong, energetic, caring role model for children.Children as young as 5 y.o. can follow and absorb this world of loving and supportive relationships among... Read more
Published 24 days ago by Lee Rasmussen
5.0 out of 5 stars great classic
Read this when i was younger and love reading it again. The print is large enough and clear to read. A great book.
Published 25 days ago by Cindy
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 year old daughter loved it
got this book for by daughter on her kindle and she very much enjoyed it, but then again she seems to like almost anything she reads.
Published 1 month ago by M. Nolan
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