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Heidi: A Child's Story of Life in the Alps, 'Boys and Girls Classics No 3.'

Heidi: A Child's Story of Life in the Alps, 'Boys and Girls Classics No 3.'

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Heidi: A Child's Story of Life in the Alps, 'Boys and Girls Classics No 3.'

by Johanna Spyri; George Lawson

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The Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron Ohio, New York, Chicago., 1933 Extremely scarce early US edition of important children's book with original jacket. Absolutely charming. Illustrated by George Lawson. 1st Edition 1933 (undated) Hardcover with original jacket. 'Boys and Girls Classics No 3.' noted on jacket spine. Condition: Two upper corners bumped, endpaper hinges weakened by sound. Gently toned and some scattered pale smudges throughout, otherwise clean and tight. Smudged gift inscription inside front. The jacket has scuffing and short closed tears now retained in an archival plastic protector. About: Heidi (/ˈhaɪdi/; German: [ˈhaɪdi]) is a work of children's fiction published in 1881 by Swiss author Johanna Spyri, originally published in two parts as Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning (German: Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre) and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned (German: Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat). It is a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her paternal grandfather's care in the Swiss Alps. It was written as a book "for children and those who love children" (as quoted from its subtitle). Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature.

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Heidi is a classic children's book first published in 1881 in Germany by Swiss author Johanna Spyri in two parts: Heidi: Her Years of Wandering and Learning , and Heidi: How She Used What She Learned. Subtitled: "Geschichten für Kinder wie auch für Solche, Welche Kinder lieb haben von Johanna Spyri” Stories for children as well as those that love children by Johanna Spyri). It is one of the best-selling books ever written, and one of the best-known pieces of Swiss literature. Heidi tells the story of the namesake orphan brought to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps. Her cheery attitude wins the heart of her grumpy grandfather, the friendship of a goatherd Peter and his family, and the friendship of Clara, an city-dwelling invalid who later regains her mobility after visiting Heidi in the mountains. Two sequels, Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children, were not written by Spyri, but by her English translator, Charles Tritten. 

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Dorian Gallery AU (AU)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1582272598679
Title
Heidi: A Child's Story of Life in the Alps, 'Boys and Girls Classics No 3.'
Author
Johanna Spyri; George Lawson
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Jacket Condition
Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
The Saalfield Publishing Company, Akron Ohio, New York, Chicago.
Date Published
1933
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
BOYS AND GIRLS CLASSICS NO 3, JOHANNA SPYRI, GEORGE LAWSON

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