Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Somehow I never managed to read Heidi by Johanna Spyri until now. It’s a sweet story of a darling orphan child dropped off to live with her mean grandfather. She and the grandfather learn to love each other and then Heidi is whisked off again to be a companion to a little girl in a wheelchair. While in Frankfurt, Heidi misses her grandfather and the mountain air so much she ends up sick. She is sent back to her grandfather where she is very happy, but missed the people she got to know in Frankfurt. Soon, they all become great friends with visits and promises of future visits.

I liked Heidi. My 7 year old son absolutely loved it. The story moves slowly, but it kept his attention and mine anyway. My only problem with it, as well as many other classics, is the preachiness. It tries a little too hard to teach a lesson sometimes.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2014: 31
Pages Read in 2014: 7276
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