'Moni the Goat-Boy' and 'What Sami Sings with the Birds' by Johanna Spyri


'Moni the Goat-Boy' and 'What Sami Sings with the Birds' by Johanna Spyri

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Johanna Spyri

Johanna Louise Heusser, the fourth of six children of Meta Schweizer (1797-1876) and Johan Jakob Heusser (1783-1859), physician, was born on 12 June 1827 in the village of Herzil, nestled in the Alps of Switzerland. She went to school and was tutored at home, then studied languages and piano in Zürich. In 1852 she married lawyer Bernhard Spyri (1821-1884) with whom she'd have a son, Bernard Diethelm (1855-1884). The couple moved to Zürich to a home overlooking the lake where she wrote her first novel, A Leaf on Vrony's Grave, which was published in 1871.

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108 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2006



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