I first read it when I was a child, maybe 7 or 8 years old. I’ve read it pretty much every year since then so I’ve read it a good 20+ times.
I never get bored of it. I always always forget something, or discover something new, or rediscover something I thought I’d forgotten.
It’s the book that made me fall in love with reading.
It’s the book that made me fall in love with fantasy, that made me fall in love with magic, that made me fall in love with adventure
It’s the book that made me realise what amazing and fantastical worlds could be found between the pages of a book.
It’s the book that gave me awful night mares as a child
It’s the book that makes me want to become a writer.
I really can’t say anything less, and I have no doubt I will continue to re-read this every year until I’m dead