Newbery Honor Books WINNER 1997
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature HONOR 1996
"White gives her protagonists the courage to face tragedy and transcend it—and the ability to pass along that gift to the reader." —Publishers Weekly, Starred
"White paints a vivid picture of small-town Appalachia in the 1950s. . . . Characterization is superb."—School Library Journal, Starred
"Ruth White creates a satisfying feeling of community. . . . An admirable, stirring book."—The New York Times Book Review
From the Trade Paperback edition.