Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all) Yes it does. I read it in my mid-fifties and liked it. I'd recommend it for kids the age of the main character--around 10-11.
Scott As a young gay boy who wasn't good at sports and didn't fit in, this book saved my life. I read it in the third grade, but it would be good for 3rd to 5th graders. I just read the first few pages again, and it still warms the heart.