I know these are children's books but I love them!
I was first attracted to the cover art and then to the title.
And the actual books (series of 3) did not disapoint.
I love the style of writing, it has a clipped, intelligent, clever, witty, sort of British feel.
(I'm a sucker for anything 'Anglo')
And what I love is that the author is an American living in Arkansas...ha!
I highly recommend these for you and the kids but beware...I bet you can't read just one.