ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER
Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice WINNER 2008
Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book WINNER 2008
Junior Library Guild Selection WINNER
Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE
Kentucky Bluegrass Award NOMINEE
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award NOMINEE
Montana Treasure State Award NOMINEE
Nebraska Golden Sower Award NOMINEE
New York State Charlotte Award NOMINEE
Oregon Book Award NOMINEE
Starred Review, School Library Journal, September 2008:
"What you can know for sure is that this is a book you should add to your shelves."
Starred Review, The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, October 2008:
"[J]ust how do you handle a legend? Deborah Hopkinson has found a way, and it’s a winner."
Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, 2008:
"This unusual and often amusing picture book offers much more than an illustrated reminiscence."