Johanna Spyri





Johanna Spyri


Born
in Hirzel, Switzerland
June 12, 1827

Died
July 07, 1901

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Johanna Spyri was an author of children's stories, and is best known for Heidi. Born Johanna Louise Heusser 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.

Johanna Spyri geb. Heusser. Die Tochter eines Arztes und einer pietistischen Lyrikerin wuchs als viertes von sechs Kindern in einem Landarzthaushalt auf. Nach der Dorfschule und Privatunterricht beim Pfarrer erhielt sie in Zürich drei Jahre Fremdsprachen- und Musikunterricht, kam dann für ein Jahr nach Yverdon (Neuenburger See) in ein Pensionat. Ab 1845 unterrichtete sie zu Hause ihre jüngeren Schwestern und trieb autodidaktische Literaturstudien. Nach der Heirat mit dem Ju
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Heidi (Heidi, #1)

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Хайди и Клара (Heidi, #2)

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Cornelli

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Children of the Alps

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Veronica

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Mazli (Illustrated Edition)

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'Moni the Goat-Boy' and 'Wh...

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Pikku Heidi ; ja Heidi osaa...

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Uncle Titus in the Country

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Heidi Grows Up (Heidi, #2)

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“I want to go about like the light-footed goats.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“I'll always say my prayers...and if God doesn't answer them at once I shall know it's because He's planning something better for me.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“God certainly knows of some happiness for us which He is going to bring out of the trouble, only we must have patience and not run away. And then all at once something happens and we see clearly ourselves that God has had some good thought in His mind all along; but because we cannot see things beforehand, and only know how dreadfully miserable we are, we think it is always going to be so.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

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