Monday, October 3, 2011

Heidi Grows Up

In 1961, Jane Shaw reworked Charles Tritten's Heidi Grows Up for very young readers. The book was lavishly illustrated by Jean Howe. The Heidi books were originally published in the 1880s by Johanna Spyri. Heidi Grows Up was penned by Tritten, her English translator, years after her death and published in 1938. The 1961 version is also credited to Tritten, with "Retold by Jane Shaw" as a subtitle. Not surprisingly, the book met with mixed reactions from Heidi devotees.