Author(s): Johanna Spyri
Age range 6 to 9 When Heidi's Aunt Dete brings the orphaned girl to live with her grandfather, no one can imagine the bitter, solitary old man caring for a child. To everyone's surprise, the two grow to love each other - and Heidi blossoms in her new home. Classic Starts is a gorgeously produced, thoughtfully written series of abridged editions of beloved classics. Rewritten to accommodate the reading and interest level of children who are too young to tackle the larger unabridged volumes, this series offers a great way to introduce young readers to favourite tales.