READER ã DOC Heidi By Johanna Spyri

READER Heidi By Johanna Spyri

READER ã DOC Heidi By Johanna Spyri Ù ❧ [KINDLE] ❀ Heidi By Johanna Spyri ➠ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Little orphan Heidi goes to live high in the Alps with her gruff grandfather and brings happiness to all who know her on the mountain When Heidi goes to Frankfurt to work in a wealthy household she dr Little orphan Heidi goesShe dreams of returning to the mountains and meadows her friend Peter and her beloved grandfather Heidi is a basic white girl with a fondness for mountain air and goats

Johanna Spyri · Heidi By Johanna Spyri READER

To all who know her on the mountain When Heidi goes to Frankfurt to work in a wealthy household I don't know what it is about this book but I justdidn't like it that much?And I really like classics And I really like children's books And I REALLY like children's classicsI also really REALLY liked the other three books A Little Princess The Secret Garden Anne of Green Gables in this collectionBut Idid not care for thisIt was just very boring I didn't think the writing was that pretty and I didn't care for the characters that muchBeing a 22 year old writing a semi negative review of a children's book from 150 years ago feels absurdBottom line Not for me i love plotless 19th century children's classics as much as the next girlbut i still could have used a bit plot in this onereview to come 25 stars honestly how could i NOT read a book with a cover this pretty

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Heidi By Johanna SpyLittle orphan Heidi goes to live high in the Alps with her gruff grandfather and brings happiness Heidi a Swiss book originally published in German in 1881 was one of those books I grew up with my mother had a simplified abridged version of it that I read many times and loved as a child When I realized the GR group Catching up on the Classics was doing it as a group read I jumped in excited for the chance to revisit Heidi and her simple joyous life in the Swiss alps with her grandfatherHeidi a 5 year old orphan has been raised by her mother's sister Dete who resents the imposition When Dete gets a good job offer she marches Heidi up to the Swiss village where she was raised the fictional village of Dörfli little village and then even further up the mountain to dump little Heidi on her unsuspecting grandfather an embittered recluse Despite being taken aback the grandfather uickly takes to Heidi admiring her intelligence and enthusiasm She thrives in the lovely Swiss alps and country life immediately shedding her citified clothing and ways and helping the local goatherd Peter The Falknis mountain with its two towers near where Heidi and Peter tend the goatsEveryone around Heidi grows to love her her grandfather Peter Peter's grandmother The only problem is that Alm Uncle her grandfather has such a deep distrust of people and town life that he refuses to even send her to the village school Heidi is growing up happy and uncivilized when her aunt Dete suddenly reappears after three years determined to take Heidi to Frankfurt to be the companion of Clara a rich but sickly and invalid girl Our bouncy enthusiastic girl starts to feel desperately unhappy cooped up in the big city But Heidi has lessons to learn and God has a planI loved the detailed descriptions of the lovely Alps and life there in olden times I suppose Heidi is a bit of a Mary Sue character but her exuberant nature jumping around all the time like a young goat was charming And continuing the animal metaphors I really felt for her when she felt like a trapped bird in Frankfurt though the wasting away thing was a bit over the top The Alm Uncle's character bitter toward mankind generally but loving toward his bright granddaughter seemed entirely believable to me and honestly I got a bit teary as he began like the prodigal son in Christ's parable to find his way back to harmony with God and with his fellow men Clara's devout grandmamma is a paragon of saintliness but has a little humor to leaven her spiritual lessons to Heidi; Peter's ailing blind grandmother is eually devout but would fit in well with other Victorian era sickly but wise charactersThe preachiness got a little too heavy handed toward the end although I did appreciate the message of continuing to trust God even when your prayers aren't answered immediately and at the same time needing to take action to improve your own circumstances as much as you can I also can't help but be charmed with the notion that country living with lots of fresh goat milk and toasted goat cheese on bread brisk mountain air and the beauty of nature heals pretty much everythingMmmmm okay actually I don't like goat cheese toasted or otherwise but I have to say Heidi tempts me to give it another shotAll in all I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Heidi and her friends again after many years apart I recommend Heidi to readers who like old fashioned children's classics like Anne of Green Gables and don't mind a healthy dose of religious content in their readingA note on English translations Since this book is over 100 years old it's out of copyright and there are several free English versions available I read parts of Heidi in German and did some comparisons between the three English versions I found on Project Gutenberg None of them completely satisfied me but I thought this one was the best closest to the original German text without being unbearably awkward I'm sure there are better translations out there but I was working with what I could find free online Whatever version you pick up make sure you get both halves of the story which was originally published in two parts the second half has Clara visiting Switzerland