17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars
altered text, 17 July 2012
The publisher has edited and changed the book from the original. The names of the children have been changed and various other details. As we have the other 2 in the series, with the original names, it was very confusing for my daughter (and me as I had to remember to change them back when I read it out loud!) I sent it back and ordered an older edition. I know the language and names are very old fashioned, but so are lots of other books and they don't get re-written. Censorship for 5 year olds!! The description should come with a big warning (it does give the new names in the description but I didn't pick it up till we had the book and my 5 year old said, confused 'but that's not her name?'. Which is a huge shame as she and I both love the story! It's brilliant for reading aloud for 4-6 year olds.