The book takes us on a vivid and often entertaining journey through the lives of a group of youngsters as they deal with their families and school. We follow a lively and witty first-person narrative of a grade schooler, sharing in both the frustration and the joys that he experiences as an older brother. Since he feels there is more of the former than of the latter, i.e. more frustration in the form of mischief and harassment from his younger brother Tine than there is shared enjoyment, he decides to start a real society with his classmates, one that has a president, a secretary, a treasurer and the whole bit – the Society of Older Brothers. The members of the Society fight for their rights, organize actions, devise plots and have meetings. Along the way, a mishap, a younger sister and new members of the Society further complicate things, keeping everyone on their toes. It is a valued work of fiction that never moralizes but instead humorously highlights the importance of friendship and of harmonious as well as healthy family and peer relationships.