I didn’t realize when I purchased this that there are actually two stories! Both were delightfully sweet with beautiful lessons. It’s so refreshing to have books like this in our home library which value prayer and have characters with high moral value! The second story (Little Miss Grasshopper) had added suspense…I had to read this all in one sitting to see how the story ended!
I love the book Heidi and was excited to see more by the same author. These two short stories are so sweet and both have a lovely message of kindness and faith. I highly recommend!
Heidi was a book I read repeatedly as a child, so I was excited to read more by the author!! This short, sweet little book did not disappoint. I found my heart warmed as I read these lovely stories and felt eager to share them with my children.
Wow! What a treat to read these once out of print stories. I loved these stories so much! When I began reading the first of these short stories from Johanna Spyri, I was at first disappointed because I was expecting it to be just like Heidi with its the rich language and well developed characters. Then I researched to see when she had written these stories. Was it before or after she wrote Heidi? I could not find the answer so I can only assume that they were written before it because the language seems less developed. I believe these short stories were a part of the much writing and hard work she put into refining her special gift for storytelling. I love to learn more about authors by reading their other works so this was so fun! Similar themes found in Heidi are found here: love of the Swiss mountains, the beauty of nature, endearing relationships, the goodness of children, and trusting in the Lord. Many true principles are taught through Johanna’s storytelling such as love, respect, honesty, kindness, hard work, patience, endurance, and more. In “Trini, the Strawberry Girl”, there is a principle that I call “the broom principle” that my soul truly needed! Thank you to the Good and the Beautiful for discovering and publishing these sweet stories!
My daughter received this beautiful book as a gift. The moment she began reading a smile spread across her face and was there each time she picked the book back up. She basically devoured the book! As a mom and teacher, this brought tremendous joy! I can’t wait to order more to encourage my now avid reader. Beautifully done, beautifully written.
Two Books by Johanna Spyri (author of Heidi). Spyri wrote many wonderful books that have gone out of print. We are proud to be bringing two of them back into print with this “two-books-in-one” compilation.
Trini, The Strawberry Girl
Every year an abundance of the best, juiciest strawberries grow on the hills above the little Swiss village where Trini and her grandmother live. When harvest time arrives, Trini is determined to pick more than anyone else so she can sell them and help her aged grandmother with whom she lives. In her ambition, Trini learns some important lessons. She also learns that her strawberry picking is not enough to support her and her grandmother. Will Trini need to go away to find work?
Little Miss Grasshopper
Travel with the Feland family on a holiday to a quaint cottage in Switzerland. New friends are made, and everything is beautiful and peaceful until Rita (also known as Little Grasshopper because of her bouncy, sunny personality) goes missing. What miracle can help the little girl be found?
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