This book was an unusual mix of historical fiction and fantasy. It combined the plight of child chimney sweeps in Victorian England with a golem from Jewish mythology. As strange as this concept sounds it came together in a wonderful way. There is so much feeling and wisdom in this story. Filled with friendship, courage, sacrifice and the repeated theme “we are saved by saving others.” As an adult I really enjoyed this beautifully written children’s book. As for children, this might be a little too much for younger kids. I would recommend middle school and up.