Heidi (Puffin in Bloom)
HeidiBy Johanna Spyrir, so that the little body presented a shapeless appearance, as, with its small feet shod in thick, nailed mountain-shoes, it slowly and laboriously plodded its way up in the heat. The two must have left the valley a good hour's walk behind them, when they came to the hamlet known as Dorfli, which is situated half-way up the mountain. Here the wayfarers met with greetings from all sides, some calling to them from windows, some from open doors, others from outside, for the elder girl was now in her old home. She did not, however, pause in her walk to respond to her friends' welcoming cries and questions, but passed on without stopping for a moment until she reached the last of the scattered houses of the hamlet. Here a voice called to her from the door: "Wait a moment, Dete; if you are going up higher, I will come with you."
About the cover artist: Based in Winter Park, Florida, Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co., a worldwide stationery and gift brand, is an artist best known for her whimsical designs which often include hand-painted illustrations and lettering. She has created unique floral illustrated covers for the Puffin in Bloom book collection, which includes such classics as L. M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables," "Little Women "by Louisa May Alcott, and "A Little Princess "by Frances Hodgson Burnett. About the author: Johanna Louise Spyri (1827-1901) is one of the most famous children's writers in the world. She grew up in Hirzel, a small village in Switzerland and has written over twenty-five books.