"Spellbinding stories that are, by turns, hilarious, stunning and tragic, but always deeply moving, genuine and compassionate."
"Dream and memory, humor and pathos, song and silence: At his best Dybek combines these disparate elements in a shimmering web."
"All are gems; each glistens with Dybek's spare poetry; combined, they form a vibrant mosaic about a boy's coming of age.... By Magellan's end, you'll never want to leave... [An] A."
"Vivid...With I Sailed With Magellan Dybek solidifies his reputation as the rightful heir to Farrell's gritty realism."
--The New York Times Book Review