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More informationRecipient of a 1993 Newbery Honor, this novel is an achingly beautiful, powerfully rendered journey through childhood that is not to be missed, now available in a new edition with a striking new cover.
"From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy, observed at four revealing turning points." -- Pointer Review/Kirkus Reviews
"Combines fast, exciting action with an astonishing ending that proves the power of the individual imagination." -- Starred Review/ALA Booklist
"Asa-possessed of rare sweetness, humor, and inner strength-survives intact cruel tests of his integrity, intellect, and sense of decency. From an outstandingly perceptive writer, a moving portrait of a boy, observed at four revealing turning points." -K. "Told with controlled imagery, insightful illumination of motive and the needs of his characters, Brooks has proven himself once again a master of language." -BL.