This is the total number of incidents in this 336 page book.
*As personal standards vary, please see the breakdown to determine what matters to you.
Author: Johanna Spyri
Key Words: Fiction, Classics, Country Living, Family Life, Faith
At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone in the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and birds. But one terrible day, Heidi is collected by her aunt and is made to live with a new family in town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find a way back up the mountain, where she belongs?
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Children's Bad Words
Mild Obscenities & Substitutions - 3 Incidents
Name Calling - 3 Incidents
stupid, idiot, lazy rascal
Religious Profanities - 7 Incidents
Goodness knows, thank God, good gracious me, merciful heavens, goodness me, for goodness' sake
Religious & Supernatural - 1 Incidents
At one point in the story, everyone thinks the house may be haunted with a ghost as odd things happen at night. [Spoiler Alert: it is a little girl sleep-walking].
Romance Related - 2 Incidents
A little girl takes off her dress and wears only a petticoat.
“Then she took off her pretty dress, and put the old red scarf on over her petticoat.”
Attitudes/Disobedience - 1 Incident
A boy gets upset and jealous. In a moment of anger, he sends a wheelchair down a mountain and it breaks. He repents later and learns from his actions.
Conversation Topics - 4 Incidents
It mentions that a man wanted “nothing but to ape the gentry … he got into bad company, and drank and gambled.”
It mentions smoking a pipe, tobacco and drinking wine.
A woman no longer wishes to care for a child and feels guilty about her actions. Later she lies about a situation in order to make money off of taking the child back.
Grandfather says that “people there despise me and I them, so it’s better for us to keep apart.” This is in a discussion with a pastor who gives him good advice. Later Grandfather repents.
The story is delightful and the lessons and themes presented about God and faith are ideal for discussing with your family.