4/16/11 ** As I read this book in early March, I thought it would make a great read-aloud for my fourth graders, especially with the Indiana connections. I started it with them when we got back from spring break two weeks ago, and they've been spellbound. The love the adventures and practical jokes that Peck weaves into the narrator's story-telling. I've also been impressed with how much the kids seem to be picking up about the characters.
This is definitely an example of a great book with a boring cover!