"All ends well with perfect emotional logic; who cares about the other sort where deep in a fast-moving and absorbing story like this one?"
—Jill Paton Walsh.
"The best children's fantasies of which this is definitely one—offer no insult to the intelligence of the adult reader. If you buy this for your pre-teenager and don't read it for yourself, you are missing a memorable reading experience, and a very poignant evocation of the preadolescent mind."
—Marion Zimmer Bradley.