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Timeless book that wowed me as a child and again in my 30s
Reviewed in the United States on February 4, 2017
My mother read this book to me when I was 6 years old in the early 90s and I enjoyed it then. It was the first exposure I ever had to concepts of racism, poverty, adults who couldn't read, and homelessness. It had a profound impact on me at that age and 26 years later I just reread it with delight. As an adult I can appreciate the character development and elegant prose crafted by the author. It's a quick read with a hopeful message that rings as true now as it did when it was first written.