At the age of six, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps
Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi — fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows — takes to him immediately and soon earns his love in return
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 one of the bestselling books ever written, and a joyous portrait of the innocence of childhood.
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