I read this book back in the late 1960's over & over again when I was a young girl. It left such a lasting impression on me that to this day I can tell you just about the whole story!! I used to tell my daughter about it when she was a little girl but unfortunately we didn't have places like amazon.com & PBS to find old never-forgotten books! I have re-ordered this so that I can FINALLY share it with her, and she can in turn share it with her child when he's the right age for it. If you have a little girl that loves to let her imagination run wild, then you must get her this book!!