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Great book for young readers...
on 27 January 2014
...however, if your child is very sensitive like mine, some parts of the story might be scary and upsetting.
I got this book for my seven year old son, who has gained a lot of confidence in his reading and very much into wild animals. The book is great - just the appropriate reading ability level for him and illustrated beautifully - but he struggled with the vicious dog-fights and cried. So, we have put it aside for now and will come back to it when he feels ready.
I've given it five stars because Usborne have done a great job of abridging this classic story for children and never before has my son read independently so enthusiastically or been so emotionally moved. It's the first book he's read to have had such a powerful effect on him.