With Classic starts, young readers can experience the wonder of timeless stories from an early age. Abridged for easier reading and carefully rewritten, each classic novel is filled with all the magic and excitement that made the original story a beloved favorite. Heidi thrives in the open air and sunshine of the Swiss Alps where she lives with her grandfather. But when it is decided she needs a better education than she gets running with the goats, she is whisked away to be a companion to wheelchair-bound Clara in the city. Although she and Clara soon strike up a loving friendship, Heidi longs for the one place where she was truly happy. Brimming with the gentle goodness and the unbridled spirit of its heroine, heidi is a heartwarming story you'll want to read over and over again.