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I adored this book as a child, however they changed the book!
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2019
I loved this book and so did my kids. However, when I read all of my favorites, I was very disappointed to see the poem "the Gypsies" censored to "the Googies!" My husband didn't believe it. So, I went to my bookshelf- I have a copy given to me by my parents over 40 years ago and sure enough, the original says "the Gypsies." To some folks it may be no big deal, but I was very saddened that the editors (or his estate) decided to change his poem without his consent. The rest of the book is awesome, of course (as the other reviewers have mentioned). But, if i had known this edition was altered, I wouldn't have bought it. I loved it as a child, I loved it as an adult and so did all 3 of my kids. I didn't need it changed in any way. Very saddened.