I am a 5th Grade teacher in northern Wisconsin. I have used this book, and the one previous to it, (The Kid Who Ran For President), for the past several years to supplement my Social Studies curriculum. Both the books are nothing short of fabulous. Even though it's fiction, Mr. Gutman has managed to incorporate tons of history, government, and political knowledge into both books. Even my most turned-off, negative readers can hardly wait for me to read each chapter. I think if it were made into a movie, it would be a blockbuster! I only hope that if they do, I can play the mom part! Mr. Gutman, you're a genius!