Schlitz is a talented storyteller. Her language is forceful, and learning slips in on the sly.
—The New York Times
Bolstered by lively asides and unobtrusive notes, and illuminated by Byrd’s stunningly atmospheric watercolors, [the monologues] bring to life a prototypical English village in 1255.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Brilliant in every way.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
—School Library Journal (starred review)
A vivid, convincing portrait of medieval adolescence.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
A rewarding choice for performance or for reading aloud in the classroom.
—Booklist (starred review)