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Heidi by Johanna Spyri, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard, with an introduction by May Lamberton Becker.

"A Rainbow Classic" published by The World Publishing Company in 1946.



334 pages / 5.6 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches / 14.2 x 21.5 x 2.7 centimeters


Please see the images above for an accurate representation of what the book looks like, but...

The dust jacket is in pretty rough shape - fading, rips, tears, writing on the back. Some wear to the book cover itself around the corners.

Bit of writing in pen on the front endpapers.

Some writing on a blank page near the front. A bit of writing in pen on page 8. Teeny bit of an "old book" smell.


Heidi was a little girl who lived in Switzerland many years ago. She and her gruff, elderly grandfather kept house together in a tiny hut on an Alpine mountainside where all sorts of delightful things happened. Heidi climbed high into the mountain meadows with the goat boy Peter, and saw the great robber-bird whose nest was in a gray crag; she saw the mountains at sunset, dyed the color of fire; and in winter she and grandfather went scooting down steep, snowy trails in their sled.

Heidi was published in 1880, yet today, more than sixty years later, it is still widely read. In her splendid introduction, May Lamberton Becker says, "I have four times asked children all over America to name their favorite book, and every time Heidi has been among the first five. They told me it was partly because Johanna Spyri made them know and love Switzerland."

The illustrations which Leonard Weisgard has done for this new edition bring out the magnificence of the Alpine region, the sweetness of the children, the kindness of some grownups and the pompousness of others. His pictures give us the story's beauty without losing the sweep and spaciousness of its background.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard


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