Inspired by real events, master storyteller Eve Bunting recounts the harrowing yet hopeful story of a family, a war--and a dazzling discovery.
""Dramatic and energetic . . . This is a universal story that testifies to life rising from the ashes.""--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
""One can't help respecting Bunting for the sensitivity she brings to issues like war, poverty, race, and immigration.""--The New York Times Book Review
""Compassionate, sobering, hopeful, and wise.""--Child Magazine
""Against the story's grim backdrop, hopeful themes prevail.""--Los Angeles Times