This youthful, didactic and popular classic is dedicated by its author to children, their parents and teachers and to every sensitive reader. Heart is the story of the experiences of Enrico, a twelve-year-old Italian schoolboy, during a school year, month by month. Within it, letters from his parents and monthly school stories will be added that will provide the humanitarian and patriotic intent that the author aspires to. Edmund de Amicis highlights in this text the essential, foundational virtues of every human being. It is a work rich in simple efforts and joys, where it is criticized without grudges and taught without pedantry.