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Heidi (Aladdin Classics) Kindle Edition
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|Kindle, 21 February 2012||
"Heidi has charmed and intrigued readers since its original publication in 1880...Spryi's story will never grow wearisome."-- "Amazon.com, editorial review" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B0073G746W
- Publisher : Aladdin (21 February 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 3769 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 304 pages
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Heidi is a five year old orphan at the start of the story, and her aunt takes her to live with her grandfather in a remote mountain dwelling when she (the aunt) has a chance for a job which will improve her lot in life, but in a place where she will be unable to take Heidi.
The grandfather is a curmudgeonly old soul but grows to love his granddaughter, so he is devastated when she is taken away from him again to be the companion of Clara, a slightly older girl who is unable to walk and lives in town.
The characters all learn life lessons as the story moves on, and there is a happy ending. There is a strong Christian tone throughout the book, so consider if this is likely to bother you.
It's a heartwarming story, perhaps a little too slow-moving for modern tastes, but I still think a thoughtful modern child would enjoy it. It certainly would give most children of today an insight into a very different lifestyle.
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Deta is a hard-.ss and Heidi is joyful and contemporary, meanin' by that that she isn't unreal- she can stare like daggers, with a flinty look; well, by that I mean she can look Deta or Grandpa straight in the eye: Deta anyway.
She likes goats, and there was unpasteurised milk them days, an' people was as tough as Jigger Johnson or Tom Fink; Heidi included.
So there was goats milk, or goats' milk, straight from the tap. Heidi mighta' been an eyes (and ears, so as not to upset the meter of the sentence) of Johanna Spryi, and 'er (readin "William Tell Retold, by P.G. Wodehouse) wish to show a pictorial evocative diorama 'n' panorama; a panorama anyway of the Alpine wilderness; with fir trees howling from the wind- or t'other way 'round.
So the sights and sounds are there. A prop pos the size though, the book could've been' a bit bigger, as it is only the size of a kitchen-box o' matches (in height) an' one-an'-a-half the time wide; as an aforesaid Swan kitchen match box. But Marion Edwardes seems to have been a great translator. In 1910.
For those of you who have not read Heidi it is the story of a young girl who is sent to live with her grandfather who lives on a mountain. She and the old man form an unlikely but heart-warming connection before her auntie cruelly takes her away and sends her to live with another family to be a companion for a sickly young girl. Heidi’s desire to go home makes her ill and eventually she is reunited with her grandfather.
Heidi is a gorgeous story and my lovely Puffin in Bloom edition is a beautiful edition to my library. If you love classics then you must read Heidi.
Heidi by Johanna Spyri is available now.
Happiness is a trip to the past, and what better past than a reminder of the dreams you had, as a child ?
Today it's all on a screen, but, 'at my time', imagination was nourished by lingering on a page, on an illustration, time and time again, before putting the book away, for good : now, I remember a world that was, with warmth, even if it no longer is, thanks to a beautifully written book ... and a well supplied, and organised site !
Thank you, Amazon.
The story hasn’t aged, and is as enjoyable as I remember. The fact that it’s now downloadable on kindle for free is a definite bonus.