Heidi is happy living on the mountainside with her grandfather, her friend Peter and the goats. But when she is taken to the city to be a companion for frail sickly Clara, she is miserable. Heidi longs to return to the freedom, fresh air and sunshine of the mountains.
The Camel gets his Hump, the Whale his Throat and the Leopard his Spots in these bewitching stories which conjure up distant lands, the beautiful gardens of splendid palaces, the sea, the deserts, the jungle and its creatures. Inspired by Kipling's delight in human eccentricities and the animal world, and based on bedtime stories he told to his daughter, these strikingly imaginative fables explore the myths of creation, the nature of beasts and the origins of language and writing. They are linked by poems and scattered with Kipling's illustrations, which contain hidden jokes, symbols and puzzles.
A handsomely produced stand-alone-edition of the witty and fantastical story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON', is the inspiration for the upcoming major motion picture starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett and directed by David Fincher.