My son, who is in 1st grade, had to get this book for a book report. I had to read it to him as he is not advanced in his reading enough to read it on his own. In almost every paragraph I had to explain what words meant (this book was written in the 1930's). This book was so boring! I have no idea why people gave this book 5 stars. I'm assuming they grew up with it and its sentimental to them? One of the worst books I've ever read. I do NOT recommend it.