Thursday, April 8, 2010

Book Review-Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Illustrated by Corinne Malvern
Published by Western Publishing Company, Little Golden Book in 1954,
renewed in 1978, 1982
5 Stars

This is one of those rare finds you get when you walk into a used book store looking for some old kid books. I was so excited to find this! This book is full of amazing pictures, and the story is the perfect length for younger kids. Now this has become one of my daughters' favorite stories to read now.

Heidi grows up with her Grandfather in the Swiss Alps, only to be taken to Germany for a bit to live with her Cousin Clara. There she learns to read and becomes more educated. She also grows very home
sick. Upon becoming quite sick, Heidi returns to her beloved mountain and Grandfather.

Not long after her return, her frail cousin Clara comes to stay with her and her Grandfather. In the fresh mountain air not only helps Heidi, but Clara starts to become healthier than she's ever been before.

While I enjoy the story of Heidi, this book is by far my favorite Heidi book. It's a must have for any fan of Heidi or Golden Books, or both.

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~