• "There are not many classic children's novels about the Second World War but this is one of them. Toksvig's enchanting and inspiring tale reminds us of how even the smallest people made a difference"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "There are several heart-stopping moments but overall the story is told with a light touch and many moments of humour"

    The Bookseller
  • "On the evidence of this warm and enlightening tale, Sandi Toksvig is as skilled at writing for children as she is for adults . . . Toksvig manages to lace the action with plenty of humour but without trivialising the momentous events"

    Waterstone's Books Quarterly
  • "A must-read for any pupil studying World War II and any pupil looking for a truly remarkable "real-life" story to inspire and delight"

    Teaching & Learning
  • "A suspenseful, humane story"

    Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times