This is the best October story ever.
I re-read it almost every October, this 1963 paperback edition, which I've had since I first read the book in sixth grade, which would have been . . . 1969. It's a story I will never outgrow, and I love it as much now as I did then.
If anyone ever wants to spend the thousand-plus dollars it costs to acquire a hardcover first/first (first edition/first printing) and give it to me, feel free, it will be treasured.
But the words are the same in any edition, so do yourself a favor this October and find one and enjoy.