My friend Jennifer sent my son this book last year. He read it, and I wanted to read it, but I was busy with other books and just kept putting it off. Well, the whole reason that I joined the OldSchool KidLit Reading Challenge was to motivate me to read the classic kids' books like this that I keep pushing aside, so yay! That plan worked! I have now read this.
It's a sweet, mellow story of an old homeless man in Paris who is aggressively happy with being homeless and alone. Three children befriend him against his will, and their kindness toward him thaws out his curmudgeonly heart.
The illustrations by Garth Williams are just as wonderful as you would expect from him -- I especially love the way he drew the gypsies who figure into the story later on.
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: G. Clean and sweet.
This is my third book read and reviewed for the Mount TBR Challenge 2018 and my second for the OldSchool KidLit Reading Challenge 2018.