Heidi (Heidi #1-2)
Author: Johanna Spyri
Goodreads Rating: 3.98
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Heidi is only five when she is taken to live with her grandfather, known as Uncle Alp, in the Swiss mountains. Notorious in the village for his gloomy outlook and reclusive nature, Uncle Alp nevertheless comes to love little Heidi, and she him. Heidi is growing fond of her new mountain family and friends when she is suddenly taken to Frankfurt to be a companion to Clara, an invalid. Although she brings great joy into Clara's life, Heidi pines for her home in the mountains.
Only a miracle can bring joy to both Heidi and Clara, but for someone with Heidi's faith and goodness, miracles really can happen...
This classic story lyrically evokes a young child's growing understanding of poverty and wealth, illness and health, and despair and hope.