Johanna Spyri was born in Hirzel, Switzerland in 1827. She has written a number of stories for children but is best known for Heidi. Her insight into the minds of children and her ability to evoke childish joys and sorrows give appeal to her books. Some of her other works include A Leaf from Vrony?s Grave (1870), Heimatlos (1881) and Gritli (1882).
?But she had to go to bed first and all night she slept soundly on her bed of hay, dreaming of nothing but of shining mountains with red roses all over them, among which happy little Snowflake went leaping in and out.?