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I've been trying for some time to get my son, who has professed many times a desire to learn to program, a good book. I've been hampered, possibly, by the languages that I know myself ( C / Perl ) - but when I came to look at Python myself, I saw this as an opportunity to do something with him - I got the O'Reilly books, and I got my son this. So far, I've actually found it nigh on impossible to pry the computer out of his hands. The book is well paced, and introduces concepts in a smooth and, it seems addictive, way. The examples are good - and the active Python command line really makes it the perfect learning environment.