An American Bookseller
"Pick of the Lists"
A Smithsonian magazine Notable Book
"A familiar children's author recalls attending School 14, a one-room school where the biggest class had five students and Helen Hutchinson was always the only child in her grade. The year was 1944, and Pringle's memories of teaching and learning are mixed with World War II recollections of collecting scrap metal and practicing for air raids. Warm, specific memories fill the book and give children a sense of history and place." -- Booklist
"The illustrations are unique, using a method called collage-graphics, and look like an old-fashioned photo album. Each memory, such as getting to school, lessons learned, and a visit from the bookmobile, has a "picture" attached with corner tabs and jagged edges. -- School Library Journal