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Booklist Best Children's Book of 2012
Starred Review, School Library Journal, January 1, 2012:
“Hopkinson’s engaging text invites readers to experience the story with her…. full of well-crafted description and detail.”
Starred Review, Booklist, December 15, 2011:
“A fine introduction to the writer, and a terrific, completely un-preachy departure point for discussions of child labor and social reform.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, November 15, 2011:
"Both accessible and rich in simile and metaphor, this fictionalized biography concerns the budding novelist’s coming of age, as he ekes out a living (during his family’s stint in debtors’ prison) and pursues his dream."
I reviewed this book a few weeks ago, but somehow my review wasn't registered or published at the Amazon site.
Thus I will try again. Read more
Honestly, I don't know who would like this particular book; after all, Charles Dickens' novels are a bit too difficult to be appreciated by the picture-book crowd. Read morePublished on April 3, 2012 by Bewildered Mom