21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
I first read this book 30 years ago and remember it vividly; it is one of the books that has stayed fondly in my memory ever since. The family are realistic, the "adventures" are plausible and being a sensitive child I could relate to them very well. The family may be from a different era but the issues - lack of money, big families are as relevant today as ever. Really a book to cherish forever.