Heartwarming tale of a cheerful orphan sent to live with her hermit-like grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. There, she transforms the lives of Peter, a goatherd; Peter's blind grandmother; Clara, a well-to-do but sickly girl; and even the old Alm-Uncle, Heidi's surly grandfather. A delightful story "for children and those who love children."
This 1884 translation, somewhat emended (as he explains in a note) by John Githens, is satisfactorily brisk and clear. Ungerer's many drawings (copyright Zurich, 1978) are splendidly agile, ranging from sly caricatures to deft evocations of settings; the generous number of full-color illustrations are mellower and more sympathetic, without straying into the sentimentality this classic often provokes. A handsome setting for an old favorite. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Dover Juvenile Classics
For Ages: 9 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 3rd October 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Type: New edition