I bought this for my eight year old niece for her birthday and she loves it. The stories are very well written and the themes are eminently suitable for children. A great collection that makes an ideal present.
My daughter who is eight is a fan, a confirmed fan, after asking for and loving every word of these books. She's moved on to Pippi Longstocking, but she'll be back... why aren't there British or Irish writers doing this?