"A beautiful and engaging debut novel." --Kirkus
"A strong debut...an imaginative, yet grounded novel." --Publishers Weekly
"Cervantes's first novel is rich with local color..." --Booklist
"It rings true the importance of family, heritage,
and culture and the journey of self-discovery."
--5 Star Review Children's Books Examiner
"...a middle grade fiction novel with ambition."
--School Library Journal
New Mexico Book Award
New Voices Pick - Association of Booksellers for Children
Zia Book Award
Best Book List - Bank Street College of Education
100 Magnificent Children's Books of 2010 Fuse #8 Production