• "A remarkable story of hope and determination in the face of seemingly unsurmountable odds, which lingers in the mind long after the book is laid aside"

    Valerie Bierman
  • "A touching story . . . Vividly described"

    Times Educational Supplement
  • "This book really makes you understand how lucky we are not to be living in the poverty-stricken 1930s. We get a vivid picture of what it must be like to have little money or food"

    Independent on Sunday