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Courage Mountain: The Further Adventures of Heidi by Fred Brogger

January 14th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books


Source: Got from

Availability: Check your used bookstores or online for a used copy

Publisher: Trumpet Club

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

I read this book as a part of my Revisit Your Childhood Favorite Reads Challenge.

Description: This book follows up on the classic Heidi when Heidi is 15 and goes away to a boarding school for young ladies.  Peter decides since Heidi is leaving to become a grown woman he needed to do something similar and joins the Army.  With a war closing in on Heidi’s boarding school, the school gets shut down and Heidi along with several other girls are basically kidnapped and thrown into an orphanage that uses the orphans as slave labor.  Heidi convinces her fellow students to make an escape and we follow their struggle to return to Grandfather.

This book was still a fun read almost 20 years later.  I remember having a huge crush on Charlie Sheen way back when and that was what made me pick this book up.  I’m a sucker for romance so I enjoyed seeing the developing relationship between Heidi and Peter.  It was also nice to read a simple young adult story that didn’t rely on some sort of paranormal mystery and wasn’t 400 pages long.  Of course reading it again now that I am grown up I realize just how unrealistic this adventure was but it still made a fun read.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, childrens, Young Adult

5 Responses

  1. L. Diane Wolfe

    I was just gonna say that looks like Charlie Sheen!

  2. The Kool-Aid Mom

    LOL.. I did the dog-cocking-her-ears-to-one-side look when I saw the cover, “huh? Charlie Sheen? In Heidi?” Then noticed the “movie tie-in” in small print… oooooh, makes sense. I was never a big Charlie Sheen fan growing up. I was more into Matthew Broderick and Ralph Macchio… and Pal of A-Ha (is that something I should admit out-loud?).

    I’m betting that my 15-year-old would love this book. Heidi was one of her favorites, and she likes the romance stuff. I’ll have to see about getting her a copy :-)

  3. dsuzuki

    LOL. A younger Charlie Sheen catches the eye huh?

  4. Holly

    I remember when this came out, my younger sisters loved it! The film is adorable too.

  5. dsuzuki

    Holly-I don’t recall if I ever saw the movie. I may have to look it up and see if I can find it any where.

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