Top positive review
on 19 July 2015
My 4yr old daughter loved this story, we even had the chance to see the National Theatre production after reading it twice. Lots of suspense, and kids love these old stories where children have their own lives and are in charge of themselves. Only downside is I had to ad lib quite a bit when it came to the girl character (the *only* girl character) as despite being plucky and intelligent, her main contribution seemed to be making sandwiches and coffee for the boys. I imagine this is revised in newer editions.