A 2006 Notable Children’s Book of Jewish Content by the Association of Jewish Libraries
A Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition Award Winner (Association of Jewish Libraries)
The true charm of the story is in listening to Zayda tell it . . . Seldom does a written narrative so resemble human speech and just as seldom does narrative style establish character as well as this does.
—Jewish Book World
The facts of cowboy work will fascinate kids, as will the seldom-told immigration story . . . . This will make a great read-aloud; the story will interest kids no matter what their religious background.
—American Library Association Booklist
Though its characters are fictional, its Old World and New World adventures are historically accurate, often fascinating, sometimes humorous, and thoroughly empathetic . . . . an entertaining, rewarding read.
—Ottawa Jewish Bulletin