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هايدي

(Heidi #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  7,808 ratings  ·  134 reviews
نشرت الرواية عام 1881، ولم تزل مقروءة حتى يومنا هذا، إذ ترجمت إلى أكثر من 70 لغة في أنحاء العالم، وقيل إنها ترجمت إلى الإنجليزية وحدها ثلاث عشرة مرة!
أصبحت هايدي جزءًا من التراث السويسري، بل إنها تتصدر قائمة الشخصيات السويسرية الكبرى، وتفوقت على وليم تيل الشخصية الأسطورية، لأنها تحظى بشهرة أكبر من شهرته خارج سويسرا وغدت أحسن سفير لهذا البلد في القارات الخمس، على حد وصف موقع
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Published October 2019 by منشورات تكوين (first published 1880)
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Chantal
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-nl
What a delightful and enchanting little story. I had only seen the movies a couple of times in my life, I never had read the book until now. I really enjoyed Heids personality, it is very playful, light and sparkly. The book was a very easy read and overall a beautiful book. The writer has a way with words and every child would love this book. A well deserved 4 points from me.

Bookread2day
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember reading Heidi when I was a very young girl. I now have decided to read a new version in paperback by Alma Junior books. Heidi is orphaned at an early age, Heidi has been brought up by Aunt Dete in Switzerland. Having been offered a job in Frankfurt, however, Dete is forced to entrust her young charge into the care of her grandfather, the reclusive Alp Uncle who lives in the mountains without any interaction with the villagers beneath. The curmudgeonly old man is initially reluctant to ...more
Dana Cristiana
This is indeed a classic! It's a must-read!

Review to come!
Chessa
Whoooo boy, this started out sweet and bucolic and took a real deep turn for the religious and just saccharine. It made me want to eat a plate of bitter-sour pickles and worship Satan to counteract it .

On a less funny note, CW for extremely terrible handling of disability. I get it, it was written in the 1800s. But still, for a modern audience, the biggest YIKES.

Read for Reading Women Challenge, for the translated prior to 1945 prompt.
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Shaikha
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE THIS. LOVE HEIDI.
My childhood in a book!
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Dhrumil Dave
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Echte Deutsche Gemütlichkeit.

Every time it takes me to my childhood, and how I would watch her again and again in that white sleeveless frock jumping and skipping joyfully with the goats. The mix feelings of joy and sorrow makes me cry, whenever I read it or see it on TV, and reminds me of that beautiful childhood I had, will not come back ever again.
Infamous Sphere
Realised partially through reading this children's classic that the version I read as a child must have been substantially abridged. I read a 1950s printed copy (with beautiful wood engraved illustrations and some of those lovely glossy inserts as well) and the book came across as considerably more clunky than I remembered it being. Not sure if it's Spyri's original prose, a poor translation, or my childhood brain smoothing over less than elegant writing.

Of course everyone remembers perfect
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Saramendes
Mar 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Throwback to one of my most beloved childhood stories, absolutely wonderful!!
Nor Ferkous
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Heidi ; thank you little child for the beautiful feelings you made me feel .
I loved this character to the fullest like it was real because of her generosity, kindness and pure big heart ! I enjoyed the novel and loved it from the deep of my heart and i had a lot of fun when i read it .
I enjoyed every single line of it, i adored the details of the story, i loved all the characters,i wished that i can live in the mountain with the gorgeous nature.
This tale took me back to my beautiful childhood's
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Priya Arun
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HEIDI by Johanna Spyri is a classic book filled with emotions, happiness, sadness and a journey of beautiful storyline.

About the story:

Heidi a small girl lives with her grandfather in the mountain area of Dorfli. She loves her grandfather and the shepherd boy Peter so much. Her Aunt Deiti wants heidi to be educated and well mannered so she takes her to Frankfurt to be with Clara a crippled girl with good fortunes.
What happens to heidi? Will she be able to survive in the New place leaving behind
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Afreena Anjum
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story tells about a girl named Heidi and her life. The way they have brought out the concept of love, kindness and relationships with family and people around is just beautiful.It makes one feel happy reading the way Heidi feels happy, cares for people and makes you feel very light.
Julia Burford
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sonya
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rwc-2019
I watched the TV series as a kid, so thought I'd pick this for my Reading Women Challenge. I suppose it started out fine -- but got a *lot* too preachy for me, by the mid-point or so.
Lauren
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5* - Full Review to follow on my book blog: https://wheretheresinktherespaper.wor...
Juliette
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was quite possibly my favourite book as a child.....might have to give it a go again!!
Karen
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mom, jacob, ellie
Listening to the unabridged audio in the car. This is one of the books we chose to read over the summer and then watch the movie and compare..krb 5/22/16

Rated the book 5 stars and the movie 3 stars. The movie with Shirley Temple started out good but towards the end it was completely different from the book and just not as good. Will definitely read again but may not watch again..krb 6/3/16
Conina
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my most favourite childhood books.
Tells the story about a bright girl who transfers to live to a small mountain town with her sad and rough grandfather. I think it's an amazing book that deserves to be read by the next generations.
Shani
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth
Heidi, written by Johanna Spyri in 1880 became a world-wide classic tale of a small orphan girl taken to live with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains. Heidi's love of the mountains becomes a defining passion directing her life.
GABRIELLE
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Heidi” Review
The novel Heidi, by Johanna Spyri, is a heart warming, entertaining classic about a young orphan named Heidi who is taken to Dörfli, Switzerland to live with her grandfather in the mountains. Heidi lives happily with her grandfather, who is seen to everyone else as a mean, rough old man. All is well until Heidi is taken away to live with a rich family and accompany the family’s daughter, a sick girl named Clara. Heidi is not allowed to go back home and starts feeling very homesick.
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Marilyn Fontane
Heidi by Johanna Spyri is my final (for now) retreat into my past by looking at the books I saved from my childhood. Published in 1925, it is a lovely story about a poor girl whose parents have died (not in the novel) and her aunt who has raised her (to about 5 years old) takes her to her "uncle" in the Alps because she wants a better job in the city. Although the uncle, Alm-Uncle, is thought to be a nasty recluse, he tenderly takes care of the small girl who loves the Alps and goats and life in ...more
Julie Gunn
NOTE: I read the 2006 version of this story.
The beginning was great. It was great until god came into the picture. This happened when Heidi was at the house in Frankfurt. I think it was first installed when Heidi was trying to learn how to read ~~I might be wrong about this, but I know god was first mentioned in Frankfurt.
Then it became all about god-nonsense and the stupidity people believe in trying to defend their belief.
It really turned me off of this story.
It might be a 'classic', but
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Mridula Bhat
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely beautiful book. The way Johanna spyri uses her magic wand of words, it's very remarkable. How beautifully the Swiss mountains, the house atop the mountain, the fields where the goats graze are portrayed. I felt bliss reading the portrayal. And then there is dear hiedi, an innocent little girl of around seven left to her grandfather's care atop the Swiss mountains far away from human contact. Innocence and the viewpoint of a child is very well shown. Her friendship with Peter is also ...more
Susan
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book, children
I’m almost positive my mother read this to me when I was young. I am positive I saw at least one movie version of it, also when I was very young. It was lovely to listen to again. I also read some of it when the discs were scratchy. I have our old copy of the book. The two translations are a little different, so that was interesting. Overall I think this is a relaxing, healing sort of story, glorifying nature, family bonds and faith. I hadn’t remembered the strong faith thread woven through it. ...more
Jordyn
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Susanne
While I was reading ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See, HEIDI was mentioned as the book that made such an impact on all of the Korean women read. I had remembered reading it as a child, and I still remembered it, so I decided to reread this little classic. After having taught Romanticism and Sentimental literature, I would certainly see all of these influences running through the novel. I was definitely not reading it with a child's eyes. It reminded me a lot of POLLYANNA. The religious overtones ...more
Chloe Morley
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maybe 4.5-4.75 although I don’t usually do point reviews. I know it was how it was back then but the ways they looked upon/treated children who struggled with their learning was still disheartening. Today, you might say Peter was dyslexic and I know what that’s like and it doesn’t make you less smart, but it can make things a real struggle.

I loved the story and morals of this book though, I’m glad I’ve read it as the film was one of my favourites! It’s really faith-affirming too and Heidi’s love
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Sam
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming little story. An orphaned girl is dumped by her sister with her grandfather, an irascible and lonely old man, and wins him over with her boundless sincerity and energy. The story itself is simple enough and is laid out in chapters that all cover specific incidents, and there are a few twists and turns, but the book progresses essentially with Heidi helping and charming those around her, and helping her grandfather reunite with the people of the village living at the base of the ...more
Anne-marie Becker
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember the TV adaptation from my childhood but I hadn't read the book. I did enjoy it for its innocence but I think I also struggled with the idea of this very young child being the solution to so many peoples problems and her being so sweet natured about what would be a traumatic experience or 3.... I felt quite strongly about the treatment and expectations on Heidi and that for me is a winning sign of any book. I felt for the characters. Although the plot and characters are possibly hard ...more
Hilary
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: homeschooling
Read-Aloud: Wren, Willow:

I'm sure my daughters would have given this a 5/5, and although I understand their infatuation, I found it long-winded (I understand that this mountain is beautiful, but I'm pretty sure I read the exact same description of the flowers, sunset, trees, etc 50+ times.) Nevertheless, there is so much truth to be learned from Heidi and her adults. My girls were touched and changed by her character and bouyant personality and they constantly act out facets of the plot (always
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Gilberte
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really good book which shared the life of a little orphaned girl who lives in the Alps with her grandfather, and how she befriended Clara, a wheelchair-bound girl in Frankfurt. Clara could eventually walk on her own without her wheelchair, which started from Peter pushing her wheelchair down the hills with the intention to force Clara to go home. Heidi was a very filial child, especially towards Peter's grandmother. She's also very mature, despite her young age. Loved how the story unfolds ...more
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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
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“Oh, how glad I am that God did not let me have at once all I prayed and wept for! And now I shall always pray to God as she told me, and always thank Him, and when He does not do anything I ask for I shall think to myself, It's just like it was in Frankfurt: God, I am sure, is going to do something better still. So we will pray every day, won't we, grandfather, and never forget Him again, or else He may forget us” 0 likes
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