Heidi is five when she is sent to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut in the Alps. She quickly grows to love her carefree life with him in the mountain air, and the old man comes to love her, too. They are both unhappy when Heidi is sent away again, to a family in town, but she soon... show more
Heidi is five when she is sent to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut in the Alps. She quickly grows to love her carefree life with him in the mountain air, and the old man comes to love her, too. They are both unhappy when Heidi is sent away again, to a family in town, but she soon manages to get home to her Alps - and to share her happiness with her new friends.
Publish date: March 5th 2009
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #12: A Childhood Classic3.5This was almost a four-star book for me. I kept being torn between my genuine enjoyment of the setting and characters and my "objective" observations about the strength of the story.On the one hand, I found Heidi to be an easy, charmi...
And that's mostly it. I liked it, even if I wanted to roll my eyes many times.
Don't get me wrong, I loved this book. Thing is, in the end it got more and more saccharine and unrealistic. I still recommend this book: I was invested with the characters and their stories, although they were simplistic. Heidi is such a good-natured creature that it almost seems she's incapable of...
A saccharine, yet strangely readable, children's book about a little Swiss girl who transforms the lives of nearly everyone she meets. I'd read this one as a kid but remembered too little to count it for my world books challenge without a re-read. The beauty of the mountain and Heidi's love for it a...
Mała dziewczynka imieniem Heidi po śmierci ojca wychowywana jest przez swojego dziadka na wsi. Dziadek uchodzi we wsi za gbura, człowieka nieprzyjaznego otoczeniu, toteż stroni od innych zamieszkując chatkę na uboczu. Wiedzie głównie samotne życie. Może prócz zwierząt, które hoduje. Pierwszy dzień H...
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