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A very disappointing edition of a much loved classic
on 3 July 2015
DO NOT BUY THIS EDITION. The translation is banal and boring, a factual retelling of the story but lacking all of the beauty and lyricism of the older version. My much loved copy of Heidi (which belonged to my mother and which I read regularly as a child) is falling to bits, so I got this so I could read it to my three children and was horrified. Thankfully I was able to download the old version for free onto my kindle and so am now reading that to them. And who on earth made the decision to change the names of the goats?? Nobody would change Heidi's name and surely the goats are as integral to the story as her!!!!