Heidi is one of the best-known works of Swiss literature, written “for children and those who love children,” by Johanna Spyri in 1880. Set in the Alps, it is a simple narrative of the bond between a young girl called Heidi and her grandfather; the joy of helping others, the beauty of nature and reverence for God. It is an old-fashioned story in which the good characters live “happily ever after”. Heidi is full of joy, her friendly neighbour Peter simple-minded, and the grandfather all-knowing and kind beneath his gruff exterior. The illustrations add more beauty to the story. The book has been translated from German into 50 languages.