Who is Heidi Exploring the myth behind the Swiss miss
A best-selling children's book: 'Heidi' is one of the best-selling books ever written.
Johanna Spyri (1827–1901): The book was written by Johanna Spyri, a Swiss author of novels, notably children's stories.
A brief synopsis: The title character is a five-year-old orphan who is sent by her aunt.
The story develops: Heidi's cheerfulness and good nature endears her to her new neighbors, including Peter.
A new chapter: Three years later, Dete returns to the mountain village and takes Heidi to Frankfurt to be educated.
Reconciliation: She eventually returns to her village to a joyous welcome.
The many languages of Heidi: Between 1882 and 1959, 13 distinct English translations were produced.
'Heidi' on the big screen:An early film adaptation of the novel was the American musical drama 'Heidi,' released in 1937.
Heidi' (1937): The picture is loosely based on Johanna Spyri's children's book.
Heidi' (1937): Temple acted alongside fellow child actor Delmar Watson, who played Peter, the goatherd.