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Heidi

Illustrated by Maja Dusíková
Published by NorthSouth Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Johanna Spyri's classic tale is brought to life with beautiful illustrations from Maja Dusíková in what is sure to become a picture book classic! 

The story of Heidi is as fresh today as it was when it was written. It’s impossible not to love the little girl who scrambles through mountain meadows with the goats and Peter, brings joy (and soft rolls) to the blind grandmother and restores hope and love to Grandfather.

Illustrated with glowing watercolors by the internationally acclaimed artist Maja Dusíková, this beautiful classic is sure to become a favorite.

About The Author

Johanna Spyri was born in 1827 in Hirzel, Switzerland. In 1852, she moved to Zürich, where she began to write stories about life in the country. Heidi’s Years of Wandering and Learning, usually abbreviated as Heidi, is by far the most well known. Published throughout the world, it has inspired more than twenty film or television productions, a musical drama, and a tourist area—Heidiland—in Switzerland. Johanna Spyri died in 1901.

About The Illustrator

Maja Dusiková was born in Piestany, Czechoslovakia, and now lives in Florence, Italy. She has illustrated many books for both children and adults, including The Advent Storybook and Silent Night, Holy Night.

Product Details

  • Publisher: NorthSouth Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780735822276
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"It never sacrifices heart for succinct storytelling...Spyri’s novel of a young girl who is sent to live with her grandfather in the mountains is retold here with accompanying lush watercolors and wide, sweeping panoramas. Dusíková taps into the emotional core of this tale, making it accessible to all but the youngest readers."

– Kirkus Reviews

"The text is a crisp, well-flowing synopsis of the tale, hitting all the key plot points with the result a picture book that's a hair longer than what's typical in the genre. And the soft illustrations capture in an exquisitely lovely way everything from Heidi's straw bed to the goats on a high cliff to the Frankfurt skyline, in a manner that will be appreciated by elementary-aged readers..."

– Midwest Book Review

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