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Johanna Spyri

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(1827 - 1901)

Johanna Spyri

Johanna Louise Spyri (née Heusser) was a Swiss-born author of novels, notably children’s stories, and is best known for her book Heidi.

Born in the rural area of Hirzel, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers in the area around Chur in Graubünden, the setting she later would use in her novels.



Bibliography

Children Everywhere (1958)

A collection of stories and poems about children around the world for older readers.

Author(s): Eleanor Estes
Rachel Field
Robert Frost
Sterling North
Johanna Spyri
Et al
Illustrator(s): Maurice Sendak
Kate Seredy
Louis Slobodkin
Hilda van Stockum
Kurt Wiese
Et al

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Heidi (1922)

This is the well loved story of a little Swiss orphan who goes to live in the mountains with her grandfather, her exile in the big city and her return home. Originally published by David McKay it was added to the Scribner’s Illustrated Classics in 1958. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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Heidi (1923)

The orphaned Heidi goes to live in the Swiss mountains with her grandfather. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Gustaf Tenggren

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Heidi (1924)

The story of an orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the high alpine pastures.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Louis Rhead
Frank Schoonover

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Heidi (1927)

An orphan goes to live in the high pastures of Switzerland with her grandfather.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Clara M. Burd

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Heidi (1958)

This is the well loved story of a little Swiss orphan who goes to live in the mountains with her grandfather, her exile in the big city and her return home. Originally published by David McKay it was added to the Scribner’s Illustrated Classics in 1958.

Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Illustrator(s): Jessie Willcox Smith

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