A boy rescues an albatross after it is hooked by a fishing line. . . . The assured storytelling has a crispness that feels fresh and immediate, and the colorful illustrations echo this immediacy and confidence in their spontaneous-looking execution. . . . Taut and heartwarming.
Nicola Davies sets a cathartic story of sorrow and love in coastal Chile in ‘Ride the Wind’. . . There’s wonderful dynamism in Salvatore Rubbino’s pictures here, with lashes of bright nautical color that whip across the pages as if blown by the breeze. The freshness of his illustration leavens an otherwise wrenching story of loss and reconciliation that—fair warning—may hit adults harder than it does their children.
—The Wall Street Journal