Toni, The Little Woodcarver

  • by Johanna Spyri
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 1 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Toni loses his father at a young age, and his mother, Elsbeth, is tasked with trying to provide for her son in the country all by herself. Toni discovers a passion for wood-carving, but circumstances do not allow him to pursue this line of work, and he instead finds himself as a herdsman up in the mountains. This life doesn't agree well with little Toni, and he falls ill and winds up in a sanitarium. He does not get better until he is reunited with his mother and all at once life for Toni and Elsbeth takes a positive turn thanks to the help of another patient in the sanitarium.
Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) was a Swiss children's author, best known for her novel Heidi. Her stories are heavily influenced by her own life and the area of Switzerland in which she grew up.


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This story is very sweet and narrated superbly. Full of truth and the love of God. I enjoyed it much.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2013
  • Publisher: Harmonic Wave