This is an exquisite story is about a young boy and his family living in the Ozarks. Reading this, with its very vivid descriptions, I was transported to a different time and it brought back all the memories of watching the 'Little House on the Prairie'. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Disney has made this into a movie (which I didn't know prior to this, and have not seen), but I promise you, in reading this, you will live every experience as though you were right there: hear the accent, breathe the dust of the Plains, smell the rain, etc. I downright enjoyed this book! A 5-star read for me!