by Johanna Spyri
In BriefWhen the orphan Heidi is five years old, she is taken to live with her grandfather, high in the Swiss mountains. At the age of eight she is cruelly uprooted and sent to the city of Frankfurt in Germany. But when eventually she is able to return to her home in the mountains, she finds that some very good things indeed have come out of her time away.
Why you should read itQuite simply one of the most popular books ever written, with more than fifty million copies sold worldwide. A delightful and heartwarming story, Heidi also reveals a great deal about life in the Swiss Alps more than 100 years ago.