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author of children's stories, best known for her book Heidiwd:Q123053
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occupation: writer, novelist, children's writer
Johanna Louise Spyri (née Heusser; German: [joˈhana spiːri]; 12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss-born author of novels, notably children's stories, and is best known for her book Heidi. Born in Hirzel, a rural area in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers near Chur in Graubünden, the setting she later would use in her novels.
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