I purchased this book for my husband. He lived in the Northland for 15 years, and I joined him for the last two years there. The Northland is a wonderful place and this book captures so many of the special charms of the area. This book is great for children, but it will bring a smile to any Northlanders of any age who find themselves far from home. My husband had always read the original to his children, so when I saw this book I knew he NEEDED it. He loves it.