** OK **
Pure and simple
An old time classic
This is a short children's novel. It would be great for poor readers. It doesn't push any boundaries as far as vocabulary or language devices. I actually found it a bit lacking in descriptive qualities. It tells a story and does that in the briefest and most superficial way.
It hasn't aged well. But I can see that it would make a great movie (must see it some time!)
Pre-trip reading before heading to the Coorong.