This is a perfect book to introduce Charles Dickens to your children. The cover is very eye-catching, and for the young ones I teach that is important to them. On some pages there is quite a bit of text so it may be overwhelming to some younger readers. I would personally use this book as a read aloud.
I was thankful that the author included a special note at the end of the book. For someone who isn't very familiar with the life of Charles Dickens, this helps to explain it a bit more. I didn't realize that Dickens kept his childhood story secret for so many years. These are the kind of little facts that entice me as a reader to learn more.
I think this would be a great addition to a classroom or school library.