My 5 year old son brought this home from school as his library book one week. He is a huge hockey fan, and beginning hockey player. We read this book together with my 7 year old, who was also enthralled. It is a great book to read about a great hockey player. Kids will appreciate learning about Gretzky life as a child and as an adult hockey star. There is a lot of emphasis placed on Gretzky's great sportsmanship and also on the fact that he triumphed when others told him he could not. I thought this was a very positive and enjoyable book to read together with my kids.