My eldest & I are reading Heidi Grows Up at the moment, having read Heidi and become hooked – to the simple story, and perhaps more to the descriptive prose that conjure up almost tangible scenes, sounds and scents of the Swiss Alps. We read a part recently where Heidi’s sophisticated city teenage friends doubt that Heidi will happily and willingly return to the little village of Dorfli after she has completed her education. But Heidi responds that once one has found a place and people to love, never give it up…. Wisdom and simplicity and lack of comparison to others at its finest, and together all leading to a truly authentic existence and a rich love-filled life spent surrounded by natural splendour. Much praise for this heartfelt story.