This September we are incredibly proud to be publishing the third title in our Nosy Crow Classics collection: Heidi, by Johanna Spyri, re-told by Jeanne Willis and illustrated by Briony May Smith. And today, you can take a very first look inside the book.
Just like our first two Nosy Crow Classics, The Velveteen Rabbit and Peter Pan, our edition of Heidi will be a stunning physical object as well as a wonderful story: we’re publishing the book in a beautiful cloth hardback format, complete with a specially-foiled jacket, luxurious paper, and a ribbon marker.
With beautiful artwork by Briony May Smith, and a wonderful new text by Jeanne Willis, this new version of the classic tale is a perfect gift – a wonderful book to treasure and share, bringing an old favourite story to a new generation.
When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that her grandpa is gentle and kind behind his scowl, and she loves her new life running wild in the mountains with the goats, the flowers and her best friend Peter. That is, until Heidi is forced to move far away to the soot and smoke of Frankfurt to be the companion to an unwell girl. Will she ever return to her true home in the mountains?
A digital preview does not even begin to do justice to the real thing, but here’s a look inside the book:
Heidi will be in shops in September – you can find out more about the book here. And if you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of our book news, you can sign up to our books newsletter with the form below.