AUTHOR: JOHANNA SPYRI
CATEGORY: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
PUBLISHER: MANOJ PUBLICATIONS
PUBLISHING DATE: 2019
NUMBER OF PAGES: 117
Heidi, an orphan living in a cottage in the Alps with her grandfather, deals with many of the issues children and adults can relate to. Her grandfather is overprotective, and she ends up spending much free time with Peter in the meadows. When she moves to Frankfurt, Germany, to live with Clara, she has a difficult time adjusting to the
confinement of the city and discipline of education Much like Spyri experienced in real life, Heidi becomes homesick for the freedom and fresh air of the country. When she returns with Clara, there is jealousy and conflict intermingled with the individual pains of growing up. Heidi has sold millions of copies, inspired many movies, cartoons, television series, and is translated to over forty languages. It is by far the most popular work of Swiss literature.