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This beautiful hardback Ladybird Classic edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri is a perfect first illustrated introduction to the classic story for younger readers It has been sensitively abridged and retold to make it suitable for sharing with young children from, whilst retaining all the key parts of the story including Heidi s friendship with Peter, her life in Frankfurt with Clara, and fascinating details about life in the mountains Detailed full colour illustrations throughout also help to bring this classic tale to life Other exciting titles in the Ladybird Classics series include Alice in Wonderland, Gulliver s Travels, The Secret Garden, Oliver Twist, Treasure Island, A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, The Three Musketeers, The Jungle Book and The Wind in the Willows This is one of a series of classic works, which have been abridged by Ladybird books Although I am not really a fan of abridged books, my six year old was keen to try some novels which I felt were simply too difficult for her to read in their complete, unabridged form She prefers to read herself and is rarely keen on being read to, so I thought this would be a nice introduction to some classic stories.The book itself is very well designed slightly larger than the usual Ladybird book size, with good paper quality and a integrated bookmark It has short chapters and lots of illustrations, both colour and black and white The story has obviously been condensed a lot, but the basic storyline is well told and she enjoyed it There are a lot of quite dark themes in Heidi at various parts in the story she is homesick, lonely and sad Although the book is shorter, it does deal with those themes and certainly remains true to the storyline I thought this was very well written and would certainly buy from the series great for readers moving onto to chapter books who want to try something a little challenging. Heidi was a great book I really enjoyed it because Heidi was such a bright cheerful girlI wish she was real My favourite part was when Clara learned how to walk I enjoyed this book and am exited to read another Ladybird Classics. Great version of a classic Good quality hardback Short story.