I hate to say it, but this is incredibly boring. The writing is a bit...not sure what the word is I'm looking for....but i think I will use...simple. It reads like the stories were written and researched by a 9th grader. On a more positive note my kids loved it when I read them some of the stories. I think this would be a good book to read to those under the age of 12 or maybe at a scout campout.