Oh, I read that ages ago, back when I was in school. It came out in 1981. I turned ten years old in 1982. I think I bought it at a school book fair. I also think it took me a few years after I bought it that I was actually a good enough of a reader to make it all thd way through it (but when I did I enjoyed it). I just found it in my storage unit again a few months ago. Check out the prices for used copies on Amazon! I just might have to try to sell this beat up copy of mine!