Heidi is a little German girl. Her parents died when she was two, and she was raised by her very mean and no good Aunt Dete (Heidi's mom's sister).
|Heidi and Aunt Dete|
Here is Aunt Dete and Heidi on their way to The Grandfather's cabin. Heidi got hot as they walked up the steep hill and took of a bunch of her clothing. Aunt Dete is scolding her.
|Peter and Heidi|
One of the friends that Heidi makes in her new town is Peter the Goat Master. Peter is a nice guy, and sometimes Heidi goes with him on hikes with the goats.
|The Grandfather and Heidi|
The Grandfather is gruff, but they love each other right away. He builds Heidi a nice chair and a nice bed for her room in the hay loft above the kitchen.
|Heidi reads to The Grandfather|
The Grandfather teaches Heidi to read books. She also learns to milk the goats and make cheese. They even begin to go to church. The whole town is glad that The Grandfather is being nice to them again.
Things are great. Until that mean Aunt Dete comes back, kidnaps Heidi and sells her to a rich family in Frankfurt. Heidi is meant to be a companion to Clara, an 11-year-old in a wheelchair because of a back injury. Heidi likes Clara fine and everybody in the household loves Heidi, except for the mean nurse, Frau Rottenmeier. Frau Rottenmeier does not want Clara to walk again, because she does not want to lose her job.
|Clara enjoys her new doll, and Hedi loves her snow globe.|
At Christmas, Clara's father comes home. Clara gives Heidi a snow globe that inside looks like The Grandfather hauling wood by his cabin. Clara's father gives Clara a beautiful porcelain doll. Clara and Heidi give Clara's father the best gift of all: Clara can now walk!
|At the police station, Heidi does her best to escape.|
The Grandfather finds Heidi just in time, but the cops are there also. Frau Rottenmeir lies, and says that The Grandfather kidnapped Heidi. The cops continue to believe her lies until Heidi finally mentions the name of Clara's father, and the cops think twice about letting that mean lady leave with poor Heidi. Heidi then goes back home, to the cabin, to her happy life with The Grandfather and her friends. They all live happily ever after.
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