This book is now 50 years old! Amazing. I first read it in 4th Grade and it quickly became my favorite book as a child. It had so much in it – science fiction, a love of liberty and individuality, an appreciation of learning, the need for the good to fight evil, and the possibility of victory. Over the years, I have read and reread the book at different points in my life, always gaining something new from it. Once I developed libertarian ideas, I looked back on the book with special fondness because it showed that I had valued these themes even as a child.
I would strongly recommend this – for your children and for yourself (whatever your age).
A real gem!