I finally finished "The Bobbsey Twins" for my first book in the 2013 Pre-1960 Classic Childrens Book Reading Challenge (http://turningthepagesx.blogspot.com.). The book is 65 pages in length and published in 1902. The books depicts daily events of the Bobbsey family over the course of a year. The language is a bit stilted and formal but, aside from that, the childrens adventures were no different than those of children at any time. It was interesting to see what life was generally like the year my grandmother was born. I have to say that it seems like the children in the book werent quite as protected as the children of today. A definite recommend.