Publication Date: 1980
Reading Level: Lexile Measure 780L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R
Interest Level: Grades 4 - 8
Major Awards: The New York Times' 1981 review "BOOKS: Best for Children" called it the "best novel of the year".
Number of Pages: 191 pages
Audible Book Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
Book Themes: Historical Consciousness of the American Western Frontier in the early 1800s, Love
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, First in a Series of Four, Adventure
Setting: America, Current Time - The book takes place in a neighborhood where children play outdoors.
...the fun of keeping things in them. He was not a very tidy boy in general, but he did like arranging things in cupboards and drawers and then opening them later and finding them just as he’d left them.
First Line: It was not that Omri didn’t appreciate Patrick’s birthday present to him.
Point of View: Third-Person Limited