I bought this after reading all the great reviews. I thought my 7 year old son would love this book as he loves the magic treehouse books, etc. First, I didn’t realize the pictures were in black and white which was the first negative. Plus, the hard to pronounce names (for his age) were a turn off as well. And how the story started was just weird even for me. He just couldn’t get into it after a few nights of trying and also reading to his younger sister - who wasn’t into it either. Moving on.