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  • Though orphaned, Heidi cheered her Alps community, moved her reclusive grandfather to return to the church, helped heal the rich but invalid Clara, and touched every one she came into contact with. Between Frankfurt and the Swiss Alps, she fared better in the highland air. This is her story.

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  Dishes  - Audiobooks, Movies
  • Dish 1 : Audiobook on YouTube - Heidi, Read by Kara Shallenberg

  • This is a playlist of 24 videos, totalling 9 hours. YouTube is smart enough to remember where you might have stopped previously, and continue the next time from where you left off. The MP3 version of this audiobook is listed in the References section below.

    Johanna SPYRI (1827 - 1901). Hear Heidi if you’ve ever longed to see the Swiss mountain slopes. This story transports the listener from the fine air and freedom of the mountaintop to the confines of Frankfurt, back to the peaks again, bounding in flowered fields with goats at your heels and sky utterly surrounding you. We meet Heidi when she is 5, led up the mountain by her aunt who has raised the orphan but must leave now for a position in Frankfurt. In a mountain cottage overlooking the valley is Heidi’s grandfather, and there with him the girl’s sweet, free nature expands with the vista. The author’s voice is straightforward, and so is our reader’s, with the child’s wonder, devotion, and sometimes humorous good intentions. When Heidi is taken from the mountains and nearly doesn’t make it back again, the most humorous as well as most heart-wringing scenes occur. All she learns during her absence from the mountain she brings back as seeds that will grow to benefit everyone around her. (Summary by Anita)

  • Dish 2 : Audiobook - Heidi (dramatic reading) |

  • Running Time: 4:53:47
    Zip file size: 141.1MB
    Catalog date: 2012-12-13
    Read by: LibriVox Volunteers
    23 chapters in 23 MP3 files.

    Johanna SPYRI (1827 - 1901), translated by Elisabeth P. STORK ( - ). "Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts: 1. Heidi's years of learning and travel. 2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned. This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes, in mountain people and in child life generally, which is one of the chief merits of the German original. The phrasing has also been carefully adapted to the purpose of reading aloud" (from the book's introduction). And thus, in this dramatic reading, Librivox volunteers bring this classic story to life with their voices. (summary by Rapunzelina)

  Chops  - Background, Review, Map, Image
  • Chop 1 : Heidi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia |

  • Heidi is a Swiss work of fiction, originally published in two parts asHeidi's years of learning and travel (German: Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre) and Heidi makes use of what she has learned. (German: Heidi kann brauchen, was sie gelernt hat) It is a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her 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) in 1880 by Swiss

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