I want to go about like the light-footed goats.
– Johanna Spyri
born in Hirzel, Switzerland June 12, 1827
died: December 13, 1901
genre: Children’s Books
Johanna Spyri was an author of children’s stories, and is best known for Heidi. Born Johanna Louise Heusser in the rural area of Hirzel, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers in the area around Chur in Graubünden, the setting she later would use in her novels.