At the age of six, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her intimidating grandfather in the Alps. Heidi takes to him immediately and soon earns his love in return. She adores her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up among the goats and birds, but one terrible day Heidi is collected by her aunt and forced to live with a new family in town. Heartbroken by the loss of her Alpine life, she must do everything she can to return to her grandfather. Written as a book "for children and those who love children," Johanna Spyri's affectionate account of Swiss mountain life is a joyous portrait of the innocence of childhood.
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