I loved this book as a child and to read it again with my son is like visiting with an old friend. Marguerite Henry displayed her wonderful writing ability in this book. Instead of ponies, horses, or donkeys, she includes a cat prominently in the story. If you are a fan of Marguerite de Angeli and her books about early colonial life in Pennsylvania, you will love this one by Henry. Must be something about that first name "Marguerite"!