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.