Hardcover(Modern Retelling)

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Overview

When Heidi’s Aunt Dete brings the orphaned girl to live with her grandfather, no one can imagine the bitter, solitary old man caring for a child. But, to everyone’s surprise, the two grow to love each other—and Heidi blossoms in her new home. Johanna Spyri’s charming story—and spirited heroine—have won children’s hearts for more than a century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402736919
Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Publication date: 02/01/2007
Series: Classic Starts® Series
Edition description: Modern Retelling
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 81,315
Product dimensions: 7.64(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.65(d)
Lexile: 630L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Johanna Spyri was born in the village of Hirzel, Switzerland on June 12, 1827. She was tutored at home and attended school both at home and in Zurich. She married Bernhard Spyri, a lawyer, in 1852 and moved to Zurich. She wrote her first story, A Leaf on Vrony's Grave, in 1871. She wrote numerous stories for both children and adults, but her most famous work was Heidi, which was published in 1880. Both her husband and son died in 1884. She spent her remaining years writing, raising her niece, and doing charity work. She died on July 7, 1901.

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