My daughters and I read a lot of the Mandie books together. So we really were excited about watching the movie. It was a good movie but there were a lot of differences between the movie and the book(in movie Madie calls Indian adult 'Ned', and in the books he is refered to as 'Uncle Ned'. And a few plots were totally different. But the acting was good and the characters lovable and it reminded us of a simplier time.
My oldest daughter has read all of the Mandi books and loved watching the story come to life. My younger two girls just loved the movie and want to watch it over and over. The movie was enjoyed by all members of our family.