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From the PublisherNamed a 1998 Newbery Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a Boston Globe--Horn Book Honor Book.
"Details...are woven with great effect into a realistic story."
--The Horn Book Magazine, starred
"Exceptional characterizations and a robust story line...this has all the ingredients that best reward readers."
--The New York Times Book Review
"With wry comedy and intense feeling...Giff gets across a strong sense of what it was like on the home front during World War II...The friendship story is beautifully drawn."