This is a book where a boy moved and it was kind of hard. I loved this book because he wasn’t frustrated. He helped and made new friends.
-Keziah, age 8
My daughter read this aloud to me and always wanted to read a few chapters each time.
I liked the sense of community and it was sweet to follow along in John’s adventures.
On a side note, if you’re offended by the term Indians instead of Native Americans you’ll want to pass on this book. It didn’t bother me since that was the era this was written in.
My son really enjoyed reading this book and the sweet relationship the boy and the dog have. Such a cute story.
We enjoyed reading this book. My son liked it so much he’d mention he wished he had a friend like John so he can explore with him. Great book!
My son loved reading about John and his move to the country. Great for a third grader!
When John Taylor and his parents move from their apartment in the big city to a house in the suburbs, the adventure has just begun. With a big backyard and woods to explore, he quickly finds that there is a whole exciting world to discover with his new friend, Jim. As the boys search for answers to the mystery that they uncover, they learn that treasured friendships can be found in the most unexpected of places.
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