• "Old-fashioned storytelling about courage at its best"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "One of the most exciting books I've read for a long while"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "This book is touched with greatness"

    Junior Bookshelf
  • "One of the most remarkable children's books since 1945"

    Oxford Companion to Children's Literature
  • "A mind-blowing and emotional read"

    Sally Bailey, Essex Chronicle Series