"We loved this book from cover to cover. A Newberry Honor Book, I was surprised to learn how many have never read it. Don't let the new movie deter you from picking up a copy; the movie bares very little resemblance to the book."
"I was completely surprised how much this book captivated my almost 7-year old. He was particularly saddened when we encountered the poor houses in which 7-year olds were not allowed contact with their parents. He is at a perfect age to empathize these children and gain a truly meaningful history lesson. Indeed a great family read."