I read this book in juniour high. I thought it was great then, but I am terrible with titles! If it helps at all, I read it in the 7th grade, when I was 12. That was 18 years ago! I have been trying to remember the name of the book, or the author for years! I finally went into my favorite search engine and ended up typing in "a pet named hobbit" and managed to find this book! Now that I know the name of the book and the author, I intend to re-read this book, and let my 6th grade son read it as well. It definitely made a lasting impression on me!