Johanna Spyri

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About Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri was born in a small village called Hirzel, southeast of Zurich, Switzerland, on June 12, 1827, as the daughter of a country doctor. She went to school and was tutored at home, then studied languages and piano in Z�rich. In 1852 she married lawyer Bernhard Spyri (1821-1884) and they had a son, Bernard (1855-1884). In 1871 Spyri started to write stories to raise money for refugees from the Franco-Prussian war, and her first full length story, Heidi, was published in 1881. She wrote many other stories and though some were successful, none of them matched Heidi for popularity or longevity. She died in Zurich on July 7, 1901.

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Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Heidi published by Puffin.
10 months ago
Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Heidi published by Race Point Publishing.
10 months ago
Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Heidi published by Penguin.
10 months ago
Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Ladybird Classics: Heidi published by Ladybird.
10 months ago
Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Heidi published by Macmillan Collector's Library.
10 months ago
Johanna Spyri
Happy Birthday Johanna Spyri! Now's the time to read Heidi published by Puffin Classics.
10 months ago
International Children's Book Day
A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, Ladybird Classics: Heidi by Johanna Spyri from Ladybird.
2 years ago
International Children's Book Day
A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, Heidi by Johanna Spyri from Puffin Classics.
2 years ago