The other day I could not stop thinking about this book, and when that happens.. it's time for a reread! I adored this book as a kid. I stayed up late reading it, spent a whole day pored over it, used it to survive long car trips and then read it again. I think I should be regarded as a children's classic along with Black Beauty and Little Women.
The language is clearly outdated but since it is a children's book it is still easy to understand. Unfortunately some of the words, especially the slang, I don't know the meaning of and they cannot be found in a dictionary. This is a great book and it brings back a lot of memories as I read it. Definitely a recommended read.