Johanna Spyri 1827—1901

Johanna Spyri

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.

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Heidi (1880)

One of the most charming tales in children’s literature, Heidi is the story of a five-year-old orphan who goes to live with her grandfather in the more »


Rico and Wiseli (1885)

Rico was almost nine years old, and had been to school for two winters. Up there in the mountains there was no school in the summer-time; for then the more »