12 April 2010
Top 100 Children's Novels: 2-1
This, as I recall, was one of the books I bought back around 4th grade from those Scholastic flyers that came to our school each year. (A great deal; my younger daughter's middle school just had a Scholastic book fair a couple weeks ago.) As I recall, I enjoyed it at the time, but when I tried rereading it again four or five years ago I couldn't force myself to finish it. Last year, though, I did reread it as part of my Newbery programme (it was the 1963 winner), and then went on to read the first few sequels.
I know I read this back around first grade, but my brain is fried from getting up much too early this morning (to take my wife to hospital), so I can't really think of anything to say right now.
But I haven't seen the film version of either of these two books.