Johanna (Heusser) Spyri

Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) was born in Hirzel, Switzerland. While Heidi is by far the best-known of her books, Spryi wrote many novels, including Cornelli, Toni the Little Woodcarver, Moni the Goat-Boy, and Uncle Titus and His Visit to the Country. Spyri spent her adult life living in Zurich, Switzerland, with her husband until her death.