Heidi, by Johanna Spyri
The very first novel I read. —Judy Glinkenhouse Gurney Harris
Heidi, when I was young and reread at 81. —Janet Hickman
Santa brought me a beautiful hardbound copy for Christmas when I was 7. I read it again and again. My treasured book was lost during my family’s move from England back to the U.S. A few years back, I found the exact edition in a used-book store and bought it. The visions it creates are still the same. Beautiful. —Brandy Conner Ryon
Read that book over and over. —Terri Pschorr
When my fourth-grade teacher read Heidi to us, I was transported. I laughed, I cried, I learned about sheepherding, and I wanted to read at that point. We were poor and didn’t have many books at our house, so I was so excited to find I could check out books for free! —Gynelle Baccus
It was my first chapter book and I remember yodeling became my new favorite thing for a while.... Simpler times. —Amy Smudrick
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