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Johanna Spyri
Birth date: 1827-06-12
Died: 1901-12-13
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 4 years ago
Every once in a while, I figure I should read a book which was considered to be a childrens' classic back when I was a child, but which I missed for some reason. Things like Little Lord Fauntleroy, Anne of Green Gables, The Wind in the Willows, and now, Heidi. So,we begin with Heidi as a 5-year ol...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 6 years ago
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...
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 6 years ago
And that's mostly it. I liked it, even if I wanted to roll my eyes many times.
buchflimmern rated it 6 years ago
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...
Merle rated it 7 years ago
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...
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