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PDF ✓ BOOK Heidi By Johanna Spyri FREE É HORTICULTURETRADER Æ ➼ [Reading] ➾ Heidi By Johanna Spyri ➱ – Horticulturetrader.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 FShe dreams of returning to the mountains and meadows her friend Peter and her beloved grandfather Thanks to all the bowdlerized Disneyfied stupidifications it's been through poor old Heidi's story gets a bum rap In fact Heidi is no sap and to the point her friend Clara with the wheelchair is no timid Victorian dying violet Somebody plonked this great big book in my lap when I was seven years old a good reader and in need of something heavy to hold me down on a long car trip It worked; it took me off from my flat prairie summer to a land of purple mountain peaks and jumping goats and snow that piled up above the windows in the winterHeidi comes to live with her grandfather when she is five years old up high on the mountain where he shuns and is shunned by the village below For the next three years she sees almost no one else but the goatherd Peter and his mother grandmother and the goats She is never lonely; she is like a nature spirit communing with the wind sun trees eagles and flowers It is only when her aunt comes to take her away to Frankfort to be a companion to ill housebound Clara that homesickness and loneliness set in Heidi's rescue concludes the first half of the book the half most people know; how Heidi heals the people in her life is the second and interesting half I have returned to this book so often that my 1921 edition is all worn out and crumbly with the plates falling out Spyri creates a world I would like to live in I don't know if it ever existed There are elements of melodrama in the story that are sometimes too sweet for the modern palate but the scenery is vivid and honest and the pathos is for the most part truly felt

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To all who know her on the mountain When Heidi goes to Frankfurt to work in a wealthy household Mostly during primary school my chosen prospective career was saintAh but then there was the period where I discovered Heidi and as I read and reread it a bunch of times I most fervently wanted to become a goatherd with all that this entailed The bell The sleeping snuggled into warm hay in the attic The eating of too much cheeseSo taken was I with the idea of Switzerland that when we were asked about grade 6 where we were going for the term holiday I – who had never been on a holiday because we were way too poor – said Switzerland I just might have gotten away with this but for the fact that my mother taught in the senior school Since I had further elaborated when pressed that we were going by boat – another fixation I had throughout childhood seafaring – and the term holiday was a mere fortnight news soon spread through the school that my mother was leaving her teaching job In case you don’t get the plot so far I was weaving this fantasy in Australia where I was born and raisedNever mind the trouble I got into for this it didn’t in the least affect my taste for anything SwittishSince then as an adult I’ve been able to visit Switzerland five times mostly Geneva By no means goatherd territory but still You can see Geneva as a straightforwardly beautiful city You can see it through Australian eyes as having that aesthetic ualities of age that our cities so lack not to mention the mountain backdrop the like of which we would never see at home Or you can see it I discover as a young child would whose dreams were always of other places I confess as I’ve wandered about the city staring at those snow capped mountains to feeling that I have come home in some way that I’m sure derives from the profound effect this utterly magical book had on me when I read it so long ago I don’t know if other people wonder if they have let down the small bundles of hopes and dreams they once were but I do It breaks my heart the idea that I might have disappointed that little hopeful dreaming thing I was once and I have found it a very emotional experience being in this dream I once went to sleep with every night I really can’t remember but I hope she – I – did always believe dreams come true Yeah well Sometimes they do

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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