Heidi, Paperback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life.

But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town.

Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.

With a delightfully nostalgic introduction by award-winning author, Eva Ibbotson.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages, b & w line drawings throughout
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9780141322568



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I loved this book as a child, but now... Heidi is a little bit over the top in her 'high on life in the mountains' approach. Also, there is the strange scene where Peter must learn to read and is 'encouraged' by rhymes that tell him he'll be beaten or shipped off to the Hottentots if he doesn't succeed! Still worth reading, but... just the tiniest bit psycho, IMHO.

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