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Erick and Sally   By: (1827-1901)

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Erick and Sally by Johanna Spyri is a heartwarming tale that takes readers on an enchanting journey through the Swiss Alps. Set in a quaint village, this delightful story follows the adventures of two young siblings, Erick and Sally.

Spyri's captivating narrative captures the innocence and curiosity of childhood, enabling readers of all ages to relate to the charming duo. As the young protagonists navigate through their vivid imaginations and encounter various obstacles, readers are reminded of the joys and challenges of growing up.

The author's intricate descriptions transport readers into the lush landscapes of the Swiss Alps, painting a vivid backdrop for Erick and Sally's escapades. Whether it is climbing a mountain, exploring the woods, or simply admiring the breathtaking scenery, Spyri's vivid prose allows readers to experience the beauty of nature alongside the characters.

Furthermore, Erick and Sally's strong sibling bond is a central theme throughout the story, and it serves as a reminder of the importance of family and teamwork. The way they support and encourage each other provides a heartwarming example to readers, emphasizing the significance of these relationships in our lives.

The supporting characters introduced in this book add depth and authenticity to the story, each contributing in their own unique way to the siblings' adventures. From quirky villagers to helpful forest creatures, these characters add an extra layer of charm and entertainment to the narrative.

What sets Erick and Sally apart is Johanna Spyri's ability to seamlessly blend imagination and reality. Through the children's wild adventures, she tackles important themes such as bravery, friendship, and perseverance, offering valuable life lessons to young readers.

While Erick and Sally may be primarily aimed at a younger audience, readers of all ages can appreciate the universal themes and enchanting storytelling. Spyri's timeless tale reminds us of the wonders of childhood, the beauty of nature, and the significance of strong family bonds. Erick and Sally is a delightfully wholesome book that captures the imagination and brings a smile to readers' faces.

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By the Swiss Writer


Author of Heidi, Chel, and many other stories

Translated by



Affectionately dedicated to



To our Boys and Girls:

Years ago, in a little country called Switzerland, there lived a little girl who was the daughter of a doctor. This doctor sometimes had to climb up high mountains and sometimes he had to descend slowly to the deep valleys, always on horseback, to visit the sick people who had sent for him. Of course there were no telephones, electric lights, steam trains or automobiles, and so often this doctor was away from home for two or three days attending the people who needed his help. His trips took him into little villages where there were only a few hundred poor people who made a scant living from farming and sheep raising, but he knew them so well that he became very fond of them, and he shared their sorrows and joys. When he returned home he would tell his little daughter, who was Johanna Spyri, about what he had seen and heard. She became very much interested in the people whom her father told about, and when she grew up she visited many of the places that he had told her about when she was a child.

It was not until she was quite a grown woman that she wrote any books, but the children of Switzerland and Germany loved her stories so much, that we have decided to translate the story of Erick and Sally for the children of America... Continue reading book >>

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