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Heidi
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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"Reading Level: Pre-IntermediateSpecial features include:Extra grammar and vocabulary exercisesNotes about the storyPoints for Understanding comprehension questionsFree resources including worksheets, tests and author data sheets at www.macmillanenglish.com/readersGlossaryMacmillan Readers:This series provides a wide variety of enjoyable reading material for all learners of English. Macmillan Readers are retold versions of popular classic and contemporary titles as well as specially wr
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Mynameisacolour
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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What a difference a cover can make. On the left charming and inviting, on the right, anxiety inducing and slightly terrifying! ( those gnarly goat horns 😱) I bought the pretty edition to read to/with my daughter and she promptly lost it. Found the second one at a rummage sale for about 10 cents and magically the first one turned back up.

Texreader I had that copy on the right when I was a kid but never read it. I‘m certain you are right. That cover did nothing to lure me into the book. 15h
TheAromaofBooks I used to have several books from the series on the right when I was kid. They aren't really even what I would consider an abridged edition - they have basically been rewritten to be significantly shorter. The one on the left is a beautiful copy. I keep seeing different books in those editions and kind of want all of them!! 13h
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4thhouseontheleft
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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1. 📖 Heidi, Middle School Makeover & The Illustrated Herbiary. 🎧 As You Wish
2. Gifts for #basicwitchswap and #screamathon plus The Testaments preorder.
3. Partly sunny, high 90F 🥵

#weekendreads

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4thhouseontheleft
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I have too many books going at once right now, but that‘s not going to stop me from starting another one tonight! 😂 Definitely in the mood for a sweet story. #bbrc #mgme #classic

#booksandtea

IamIamIam Do it!!! 1mo
LeahBergen And now I feel like a reread. 💕 1mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 1mo
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TheEllieMo
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I‘m not even sure I ever read this book, but I remember from my childhood this Swiss/German TV series that was dubbed into English.

#Switzerland #LetsTravelAugust
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Scochrane26 I do remember reading this & maybe a sequel? 1mo
LapReader I read it to my step daughters not long ago and was surprised I had read it myself as a 9 year old. The language was a lot more flowery than I remember. 1mo
Crazeedi I remember the movie made when I was young 1mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🇨🇭 1mo
mmseiple We had a copy of the book, and I‘m 90% certain I read it, but I remember much more clearly watching the movie with Shirley Temple (my grandma was a big Shirley Temple fan). 1mo
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Jari-chan
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Heidi - one of the most famous stories set in the Swiss #mountains. I grew up not far from where the story takes place. But I had to become 30 years old to finally read the original story. The book was a gift from my mother who got it from her grandmother when she was a child ❤️📚

#letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks What a treasure ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Buechersuechtling Oh, with this story from “behind the scenes” it‘s even a more precious book. 😍 3mo
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Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling I'll defenitely cherish this book 💝 3mo
Buechersuechtling @Jari-chan Sorry, this comment is completely not book-related but I really have a crush on that avatar picture you use. Such a cute cat. 🐈🥰 (edited) 3mo
Jari-chan @Buechersuechtling Thank you very much 😻 That's Rossa, one of our Norwegian Forest cats. Her sister is called Grande 😄 3mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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When Heidi was taken to Frankfurt to be a hired as a lady's companion to a wealthy girl named Clara, she later came under a lot of stress and was so homesick till she became ill. She was promptly sent home to the mountains to be reconciled with her grandfather.

This is a delightful story which I loved.

#WanderingJune #greengreengrassofhome

BarbaraBB Oh yes, I remember this so good. I think I‘ve read this book many times as a kid. 4mo
ReadingRover This is one of the first movies I ever saw as a child. I can‘t remember if this or Bambi was actually the first. I think I also read the book but I don‘t remember it. Maybe I‘m due for a reread! 4mo
Severnmeadows Such a lovely book. The world without cars...... 4mo
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Kdgordon88 This was one my favorite books! 4mo
Blaire Yes, a favorite childhood book! 4mo
LeahBergen And now I feel like rereading this! ❤️ 4mo
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KathrynElise
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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💛🌼☀️⭐️

#SpringIntoReading #YellowSpines

vumblereads Beautiful! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💛💛💛 6mo
vkois88 That edition of Heidi 😍😍😍 6mo
KathrynElise @vkois88 it‘s part of the Puffin In Bloom collection in case you want to add that to the list too 😊 haha 6mo
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readordierachel
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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How about famous classics for CHILDREN? 🤨

LeahBergen 🙄🙄 6mo
BiblioLitten Exactly. 😒 6mo
Tanisha_A Ugh! 🙄 6mo
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Chrissyreadit Yes!!! 🙌 6mo
vivastory Michael Dirda talks about this in one of his books & the strange looks he endured from a bookseller when he bought a book he wanted to read that had been designated as "for girls" 6mo
GingerAntics Is this book for real? 6mo
Weaponxgirl Ugh! I hate when they do this kinda thing. 6mo
Ravenclawsbookshelf Yikes! This title is all wrong. I agree with you. 6mo
Centique Grrrrr 😡 6mo
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Aseleener
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Reading Heidi to my daughters while they splash in the pool on this hot summer day. 🔅

britt_brooke Fun!! 1y
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BiblioLitten
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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One of my favourite shows on Cartoon Network (90s) was Heidi. My mom bought this book soon after. One of my favourite children's read. Interestingly, I just googled to find out that the TV show was a Japanese anime series!

Girl from the Alps ft. Summer Drink 👧🗻🐑🍹

#survivingsummer #memories #bookishmountain #pinkcover #bookanddrink #coololdbooks
@Ruthiella @Tiyas7 We were talking about it the other day.📖📚

Tiyas7 @BiblioLitten It was an Anime???😮 1y
Ruthiella It‘s book serendipity 😀!!! 1y
BiblioLitten @Tiyas7 exactly my reaction! Of course I didn't know what anime was back then.😀 1y
BiblioLitten @Ruthiella I know, right!😀 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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The classic story of a little orphan who is sent to live with her eccentric uncle up in the Alps. When she is sent to live as a companion in Frankfurt years later, she misses the mountains - for life is more joyful in the Alps with her uncle, friends and goats; the air is fresher and everything looks more beautiful on #higherground
#getmovin

Mommamanzi One of my favorites! 1y
rohit-sawant Love this book! 1y
BarbaraBB Great pick for this prompt! 1y
Cinfhen Wow! Haven‘t thought about Heidi in the longest time #BookMemories 1y
Blaire This was my pick too! Just finished a reread. It is the best. 1y
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Kdgordon88
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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1. Mostly Alt rock
2. The tagged book and author was a favorite
3. Books
4. Quilts and books
5. Warm sunny days with a slight breeze
#magicalmonday.

Seekingtardis Alt rock is my favorite too! I love the amount of rock fans we have! 1y
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cmastfalk
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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“I think you have to wait,” she said at last, “and keep on thinking that God has something good which He‘s going to give you out of the sad thing, but you have to be patient. You see, when something‘s awfully bad, you don‘t know about the good bit coming, and you think it‘s going on forever.”

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EvieBee
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Yay! It finally arrived. Ordered this a few weeks ago. I adore The Shirley Temple film but have never read the book! Kept hoping to find a copy at Barnes and Noble but finally just ordered it online. #bookmail

rohit-sawant Such a fabulous edition! This was the first novel I read growing up. 2y
EvieBee @rohit-sawant Really?! What a wonderful memory. The first novel I read I couldn't finish because it was too scary. But it started me on my reading path. ☺️ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful pic!! 2y
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EvieBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you! ☺️ 2y
rohit-sawant @EvieBee84 I see why you bailed on it at the time! I think I would‘ve fallen in love with reading a lot sooner had I read it first. Thanks for sharing, going to add it to my TBR! 2y
charissharpe Oh I loved this book as a child! 2y
Yournewfriendsams So pretty! 2y
EvieBee @thechroniclesofcarrie So glad it comes highly approved! 2y
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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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A little sad to finish this book. It instantly became a favorite with its almost fairytale atmosphere 💜 Makes me even more excited to go up to the mountains in a few weeks to visit my own grandparents ⛰

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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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It's a pretty quiet day here so far. Puppy is sleeping in the next room and I'm reading for a bit before I get back to work 👩🏼‍💻 #bookanddrink #sizzlinsummerbooks

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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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It might be time to go through the nightstand stack again... #leaningtowerofbooks #bookstack

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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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It's been a very busy weekend and I realized I haven't read any of Heidi in a few days (or really any of anything in a few days) so I'm taking the chance now #weekendreading

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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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#asidefrombooks
?Favorite hobby: listening to music or sewing
?Favorite drink: coffee
?Favorite food: everything lol
?Favorite color: purple
?Favorite city: Seoul
?Where my dream house would be: Korea
?Favorite accessories: earrings/necklaces; scarves in fall/winter
?Favorite TV show: currently "Descendants of the Sun" or "Father is Strange"
?Last movie I watched in theaters: Star Wars: Rogue One
?Currently reading: Heidi

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I forgot music! 🎼 2y
Kaitlyn.keith.529 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I almost always have music playing 🎧 I had to include it lol I felt like it would be wrong not to 😄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaitlyn.keith.529 I need to find some really relaxing music to listen at night or when in stressed... so basically all day 🤣😂 2y
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Kaitlyn.keith.529 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for relaxing instrumental I'd suggest Sungha Jung (guitar) or Yiruma (piano). They're two of my favorites 🎶💙 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Kaitlyn.keith.529 thank you!!! 🎼❤️ 2y
beachbookworm7 I wish I knew how to sew. That's so cool! 2y
Kaitlyn.keith.529 @beachbookworm7 I learned from my mom. I've been sewing basically since I could reach the foot pedal on the machine 😂 2y
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Kaitlyn.keith.529
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Time for some Heidi 🏔🐐 #classics #heidi

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AJBowers
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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What is the oldest book you own?? Mine isn't old at all only 1994 sheesh, I need to step up my game. Especially since I LOVE old books!

JulietteGF My oldest book is an English French dictionary dating from 1802 ;) 3y
moranadatter 1876, I think. 3y
bookhoarder513 1903 Wizard of Oz 3y
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OrangeMooseReads I'm not sure ... I have my great grandmother's school copy of Merchant of Venice and my great grandfather's copy of Silas Mariner those are both early 1900s and I have a 1908 (I think) copy of The Lamp Lighter 3y
Leelee.reads A 1922 copy of A Room With a View (my favorite book since I first read it in high school, 25 years ago) and a 1918 copy of Le Tartuffe (from back when I was fluent enough in French to read it). 3y
GypsyKat I have several books that are over 100 years old, some almost 150 years old. I have a small collection of antique books, mostly poetry. They not all in great condition, but there's something lovely about an old book. 3y
Celeste57 I have a hymn book from 1879 that belonged to my great great great grandmother! 3y
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Celeste57
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Children's classics are the ultimate #happyreads for me. #marchintoreading

EvieBee Pollyanna! 3y
Celeste57 @EvieBee84 Would you believe that I've never read that one?! Just got it recently and plan to read it soon! 3y
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Kalalalatja
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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The weather is dark and grey here in Denmark today, so the #sunnybooks prompt is just what I need to cheer up 🌞

#17rainbowbooks

howjessreads That Heidi is sooooo pretty! 3y
Krissajeldy I have that same Heidi. Such a beautiful cover! 3y
Cinfhen That Coelho cover is gorgeous 🌸💗🌼 3y
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RealLifeReading What a difference Junot Diaz cover! 3y
Kalalalatja @jess.how @Krissajeldy I love it and all the other Puffin in Bloom books ❤🌸 3y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I have a translation of The Alchemist in the same style as well, they are so lovely! 3y
Kalalalatja @RealLifeReading I think it might be the UK edition, but I like the matchy US ones better 👍 3y
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Reviewsbylola
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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I've been building up a new bookcase in my basement for when my girls are older. I still need to dig through some boxes in my garage to find some of my old books, but I have been collecting books from various places to add. Then I decided to buy them each a "nicer" book every year for their birthday. Florence's birthday isn't until May but I just got her book and went ahead and added it. ???

Smrloomis 💖💖💖 3y
julesG That's a wonderful and thoughtful gift. 3y
Mdargusch Great idea! 3y
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Jillsandypants What a great idea! 3y
KarenUK So lovely 💕💕 3y
Cinfhen I love that idea and the book cover is so pretty 🌸🌼🌸 3y
Reviewsbylola I still have the Anne of Green Gables inscribed by you. Have to find it. @Mdargusch 3y
Reviewsbylola Thanks. ❤️ I'm mad I didn't think of it sooner! @Smrloomis @julesG @Jillsandypants @KarenUK @Cinfhen 3y
DarcysBookBlog Heidi was one of my favorite books as a kid! 3y
howjessreads ❤♥️❤ 3y
Kristy_K I love this idea. 3y
LeahBergen ❤❤❤ 3y
minkyb Lovely idea! 3y
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shanebeth
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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today is officially National Love Your Pet Day, but we celebrate it unofficially at our house every day. we 💗 our Heidi! #CatsOfLitsy

8little_paws Awww!! She's beautiful! 3y
StaceyKondla She is gorgeous 😻😻 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm She's absolutely beautiful! 3y
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BekahB She's so pretty! 3y
kspenmoll Beautiful kitty! 3y
DebinHawaii Adorable! 🐱❤️ 3y
ocdIrene 💚💚💚 3y
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Loretta
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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#Riotgrams Day 11: #FavoriteChildrensBook

This is a longer list than this one item, but I wanted to show off this beautiful illustrated edition.

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Marchpane
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Aren't these the prettiest? Puffin "In Bloom" series of children's classics.

#feistyfeb #flowersoncovers

tpixie Lovely! I saw the "Anne " last weekend, but missed the rest. This are some of my absolutely favorite books!!! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Gorgeous! I'd be very tempted if I came across these in a bookstore 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty edition! 😍 3y
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KarenUK So pretty! 💕 3y
Reviewsbylola I love these! 3y
Kimzey Beautiful! ❤ 3y
RealLifeReading Yesss! I've got the two at the bottom! 3y
candyflossramparts Gorgeous 😍 3y
britt_brooke Beautiful! 3y
Cinfhen Gorgeous 💗🌺🌼💖 3y
[DELETED] 206653737 Beautiful covers!! 3y
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heidisreads
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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My grandma won this copy of Heidi after making a poster that said, "Good books are good friends" in a 1938 contest. She gave me the book in 1994. It's one of my most loved treasures. #bookcharacterswithmyname #riotgrams

Marchpane Everything about this is so beautiful ♥️ 3y
heidisreads @Marchpane Thank you!! My grandma is a beautiful woman! I love her very much! 3y
librariankris @heidifk Very cool! 💕 3y
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
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Primrose always remind me of our trip to Switzerland. Outside it was cold & snowy. But inside these cheerful blooms were on every table in every cafe.
#happyflowerfriday #winterblooms #yellowmakesmehappy

DebinHawaii I love primroses! They (and pansies) always remind me of my mom. 🌸❤️ 3y
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KerriNTurner
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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#readjanuary Lovely #endpapers from my vintage edition of Heidi. I find older books often have the best end papers!

BarbaraJean I love this one! So beautiful and sweet. 3y
KerriNTurner @BarbaraJean me too 😊 3y
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Marmie7
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Starting this buddy read for favorite book from childhood. This was my daughter's choice. #BuddyRead #SerialReader I also loved this as a child (still do) 😁

Bklover Every time I even think about this book I want grilled cheese and a big glass of milk! Loved it! 3y
Marmie7 Sounds perfect! @Bklover 3y
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shanebeth
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my Heidi, posing very reluctantly 😹 with the book that shares her name. #readjanuary #titlewithapropername #catsoflitsy

DGRachel 😻beautiful! 3y
EllieDottie Wow her eyes are stunning!! 3y
Sue Aw, she's lovely! 3y
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Megabooks Those eyes! 💙💙 3y
LauraBeth Your cat is so beautiful! 😻😻 3y
CouronneDhiver Very pretty girl 💕💕💕 3y
Joybishoptx Awwwww pretty! 3y
DebinHawaii Such a gorgeous girl! 🐱❤️ 3y
UnidragonFrag Those eyes! 😍 3y
robinb She's gorgeous! Reminds me of a cat I had growing up..."Sweetie". Same coloring, same beautiful blues. 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So beautiful! 3y
shanebeth @UnidragonFrag @robinb @CherylDeFranceschi thank you! she's pretty special. 😊 3y
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althesia
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I'll always say my prayers...and if God doesn't answer them at once I shall know it's because He's planning something better for me - Johanna Spyri, Heidi

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HiddenGemBooks
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I just love the classic Heidi. It's set in one of the most beautiful lush countries. I was blessed enough to travel to Switzerland and around Europe with Washington Ambassadors of Music during the summer of 2014. Switzerland is the most beautiful setting and I love this story. #iwishiwasthere again. 😘

Eastbriar Loved this one as a kid! 3y
RebeccasReading I read this in first grade and fell in love ❤️ 3y
kswartz My mom gave me this book when I was in first grade. I have such good memories associated with the story. 3y
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AliBG
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For #usedbooks, today's #augustphotochallenge

I loved HEIDI as a young girl (age 8-10) & it helped me understand the love of a place in ways I wouldn't have been able to otherwise.

It came to me from my mother's bookshelf, and is all the more meaningful for having been shared with her now that she's gone.

DebinHawaii Lovely--the book and the memories ❤️ 3y
AliBG Thank you @DebinHawaii 3y
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eastbaykate
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"Her peculiarities must not be punished."

I'm trying to get my daughter to read this classic...she looks at me like I'm crazy ?

I just had to do a children's blue and white set of books.

BekahB Beautiful photo! I love your little Lego guy 😄 3y
SusanInTiburon Beautiful! 3y
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Alisnazzy
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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From The Illustrated Treasury of Children's Literature 26d ☺️

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mahasoor
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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another huge favorite from childhood, I devoured this book and desperately wanted more. gives me a sense of sad nostalgia, though it's been years again since I've read it

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lilredhen
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Book yoga. Gotta start them early. She reads Heidi (one of my faves from when I was about her age) when it's quiet and she can concentrate. She thinks the Alm Uncle is a big softie

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DaniRa
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A most wonderful day ending with a book order that came in and the most delicious Coco Rum

MrBook Nice stack! Great picture! 3y
BookBabe Ditto what @MrBook said! 3y
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marita
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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When I read books aloud to my kids, I find it hard to properly judge a book as its so tied to the experience of reading with them. I know Heidi is a problematic book: class issues, ableism, and incredibly preachy BUT I'm so glad I read this to the boys.

ReadingOver50 One of my childhood favorites 😄 3y
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marita
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Don't you hate it when GR doesn't have the exact edition you're reading? I'm reading Heidi to my kids now. First time for any of us that we've read the novel, but we've read the Golden Book version countless times. (Mine when I was a kid: an antique!)

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Kalalalatja
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I wasn't really prepared for how preachy Heidi is.

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Kalalalatja
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Best way to begin the summer ☀️

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Kalalalatja
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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Looking forward to reading Heidi in the next couple of days!