I am reading this book to my class at church. They are enjoying it. Some of the vocabulary is still a little advanced for the younger ones though. I was very pleased to find this version available it has a wonderful message to tell.
I am using this book to help an adult student to learn read. There are not many books that have themes appropriate for adult learners. The vocabulary is wonderful, but the story is simply written. She is loving this book.The Pilgrims Progress has long been one of my favorites.
I chose this book as part of our home school curriculum because it retells Pilgrim's Progress in an easy-to-understand fashion, in words that children will understand. My daughter and I truly enjoyed traveling to the Celestial City along with Little Christian, seeing the kinds of troubles he met along the way. This book is an excellent retelling of the original and really gives everyone who reads it a taste of what John Bunyan wanted to bring to life. While I feel the book would be best utilized with younger readers in having it read to them or read with them - not to let them try it on their own. Readers aged 10 and up would have little to no trouble reading it on their own and it's a great way to prepare them for reading the unabridged version when they are older. Reading this book as a family makes for great, quality time together.
I am so much enjoying reading this book to my son. He sits there and listens to me read for extended amounts of time, which is something rare for him (the sitting still part). My daughter who is nearly 5 does not seem quite so interested yet, but maybe in a year she will be. My husband and I are having just as much fun listening to and reading this book as my son is. Very interesting and thought provoking. I am also having fun drawing the correlations between what is in the book, and the real Christian walk with Christ. I have a feeling that this will remain one of our family's all time favorites.