Classic book from my childhood. I am from Norristown, which is where this book mostly takes place. I felt my son (11) was finally old enough to appreciate it, and I was right. He struggles with finding books that he enjoys but he was not able to put this one down. He kept asking me to stay up late so he could keep reading and when he finished it the other night, he expressed the kind of sadness we all feel when we finish a book we fall in love with. Buy this amazing book for your children to help instill a love of reading!