ABSOLUTELY THE BEST READ!
I was about nine years old when my father presented me with this book nearly six decades ago. I read it aloud many dozens of times to very appreciative audiences of fifth-/sixth-graders who LOVED the stories, adapted from the great classic--and much improved, I must say, and great reading for young and the young-at-heart! I composed a play in which my "children" cleverly portrayed the characters. Much later, I purchased the production rights in Russian and Ukranian. A translation has been done in Russian but unfortunately not yet produced.
Every family should read this book together--along with another "must read": EGERMEIER'S BIBLE STORY BOOK!