Johanna Spyri is the author of the well known book Heidi. She was born in 1827 on the 12th of June in Hirzel, Switzerland. She married Bernhard Spyri in 1852 and had a son named Bernard. Johanna died aged 74 the 7 July 1901.
Other works by Johanna Spyri include Cornelli, Erick and Sally, Gritli's Children, Maezli. A Story of the Swiss Valleys, Moni the Goat-Boy, Rico and Wiseli, Toni, the Little Woodcarver, Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country, Veronica And Other Friends. Two Stories For Children, What Sami Sings with the Birds.
However her best known book is Heidi. I loved Heidi as a child and still do. I have read many abridged and beginner readers of Heidi but none of them can compare to the full book. I have read Heidi many times and also the next two books in the series Heidi Grows Up and Heidi's Children. I was surprised to learn that Heidi Grows up and Heidi's Children were not actually written by Johanna Spyri but by Charles Tritten, the English translator of Heidi.