Publisher: Lady Bird Books Ltd.
“Heidi” is a classic children’s novel by Swiss author Johanna Spyri. The story follows the life of a young girl named Heidi, who is sent to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Initially, the two have a strained relationship, but over time, they develop a close bond and Heidi grows to love her new home.
Heidi’s simple and joyful life is interrupted when her aunt, Dete, takes her away to Frankfurt to serve as a companion to a wealthy girl named Clara. While in Frankfurt, Heidi becomes homesick and desperately wants to return to the mountains. With the help of Clara and her kind-hearted grandfather, Heidi is able to make her way back to her beloved mountains.
Back in the Alps, Heidi is reunited with her grandfather and her dear friend, Peter, a young goatherd. However, Heidi’s time in the mountains is once again interrupted when Clara comes to visit her. Despite being happy to see her friend, Heidi realizes that Clara’s health has deteriorated and encourages her to spend time outdoors and breathe the fresh mountain air.
In the end, Clara is able to walk again and Heidi is able to remain in the mountains with her grandfather and Peter. Throughout the story, Heidi’s kind and optimistic spirit brings joy and hope to those around her.