Heidi Index

       WAVING HER HAND AND LOOKING AFTER HER DEPARTING FRIEND TILL HE SEEMED NO BIGGER THAN A LITTLE DOT Welcome to the Weekend Edition's second book in it's Classic Author series,Heidi written by Johanna Spyri presented with Illustrations from Maria L. Kirk, an early illustrator of Alice In Wonderland . 

If you get lost along the way, simply return to this Index. If you would like to recieve it by RSS please use the RSS Sign-Up.  I selected Heidi for this series, as it holds a very special memory of my mother reading it to me bedside when I was about 8 or 9 and in the hospital for a week.

Enjoy and share, Brightfire

"Heidi" is a delightful story for children of life in the Alps, one of many tales written by the Swiss authoress, Johanna Spyri, who died in her home at Zürich in 1891. She had been well known to the younger readers of her own country since 1880, when she published her story, Heimathlos, which ran into three or more editions, and which, like her other books, as she states on the title page, was written for those who love children, as well as for the youngsters themselves. Her own sympathy with the instincts and longings of the child's heart is shown in her picture of Heidi. The record of the early life of this Swiss child amid the beauties of her passionately loved mountain-home and during her exile in the great town has been for many years a favorite book of younger readers in Germany and America.

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