Cover image for Heidi
Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901.
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Publication Information:
[New York] : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 audiocassette (approximately 65 min.) : analog, Dolby + 1 book (48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.).
A Swiss orphan is heartbroken when she must leave her beloved grandfather and their happy home in the mountains to go to school and to care for an invalid girl in the city. Illustrated notes throughout the text explain the historical background of the story.
Reading Level:
AD 850 Lexile.
Format :
Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Clearfield Library CASSETTE KIT 1178 Juvenile Media Kit Media Kits
Frank E. Merriweather Library CASSETTE KIT 1178 Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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This edition of Heidi's story is both charming and accessible and includes a tape to listen along to the story. Children love to listen to stories, and their favorite DK books are available in book and tape packages--perfect for the car, or anywhere! These timeless, classic stories have been gloriously illustrated and made accessible for younger children to read alone, or for all the family to enjoy together, as they listen along with the cassette tape. This fresh approach brings the stories and their characters to life. There are also special pages dedicated to background detail, setting the scene of each story.

Author Notes

Johanna Spyri was born in the village of Hirzel, Switzerland on June 12, 1827. She was tutored at home and attended school both at home and in Zurich. She married Bernhard Spyri, a lawyer, in 1852 and moved to Zurich. She wrote her first story, A Leaf on Vrony's Grave, in 1871. She wrote numerous stories for both children and adults, but her most famous work was Heidi, which was published in 1880. Both her husband and son died in 1884. She spent her remaining years writing, raising her niece, and doing charity work. She died on July 7, 1901.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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