Review, The Wall Street Journal, December 5, 2009:
“Young Readers…will not quickly forget this moving, imaginative glimpse of the not-so-long ago past.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, November 16, 2009:
“Distinctive, emotionally honest characters and consistently engrossing prose make this book a standout.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, October 16, 2009:
“This profound, magical, dryly comical novel reminds readers of the power of story, but they will already be feeling it in their bones. Masterful.”
From the Hardcover edition.