As an eternal fan of Lloyd Alexander, I was overjoyed when a friend of mine handed me her copy of this book - a story of Mr. Alexander's I was completely unfamilar with.
Like most of Alexander's works, this story continues the tradition of being a very classical middle grade adventure. Lukas-Kasha and his companions are delightfully compelling and colorful characters.
It is a simple and fun adventure that is a breath of fresh air in a time when the children's literature industry insists on churning out rubbish.
This is a highly reccomeded read for Alexander fans, middle grade students and anyone who enjoys delightful adventure stories.