I just had to express my love of little Tom Bailey. Thomas Bailey Aldrich's book is a masterful expression of childhood, and you learn the naivete of Tom Bailey, the boy who is the child incarnation of the author. It's amazing how much of his childhood he remembers!

I cried and laughed through the entire book, and I bothered my family to no end about the book. My sister claims to have read it. But she also claims to have read anything I've read.