"[A] gem of a novel . . . Graceful and touching."—Kirkus Reviews
"...A thoughtful exploration of a kid getting back in touch with his own heart."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This exceptional portrait...will fortify readers in their efforts to find their own spaces, much as Lenny learns to claim his."
—Starred, Publisher's Weekly
"Both Lenny and the reader will hang on to Muriel's quiet wisdom long after the story is over."—The Horn Book