HEIDI by Johanna Spyri


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This 1884 translation, somewhat emended (as he explains in a note) by John Githens, is satisfactorily brisk and clear. Ungerer's many drawings (copyright Zurich, 1978) are splendidly agile, ranging from sly caricatures to deft evocations of settings; the generous number of full-color illustrations are mellower and more sympathetic, without straying into the sentimentality this classic often provokes. A handsome setting for an old favorite.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1990
ISBN: 160096625X
Page count: 312pp
Publisher: Delacorte