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3.0 out of 5 starsBeware of the "Indian" chapter...
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on October 24, 2020
My five year old and I really enjoyed reading E. Nesbit's Book of Dragons, so picked this up next. It's a lovely read, but it showed it's age in the second to last chapter, when the kids wish to fight "red Indians" after one of them reads Last of the Mohicans. There is quite a bit of talk of the Indians wanting to scalp them. It is a product of it's time, which I don't hold against it, but modern parents will want to censor that chapter with their kids to avoid teaching them offensive stereotypes about Native Americans, not to mention awkward conversations about what "scalping" is.