Captivating.... Sís takes great care, in this Holocaust tale about the horrific consequences of demonizing people who are different, to highlight the things we have in common.
— New York Times Book Review
This is a story about an unlikely hero, who quietly and modestly saved hundreds of children from the Nazis, and earned the eternal gratitude of those he managed to bring to Britain during the Second World War. It’s a story that deserves to be told, and in Peter Sís he’s found the perfect storyteller and illustrator. I read it with fascination and admiration for a man of great goodness and modesty.
— Philip Pullman
Peter Sís uses his unique genius to share with us the true story of a quiet hero whose message is especially important for today's world. The book works a kind of alchemy, with images that read like poetry and text that reads like a manifesto on goodness and decency. Together, the words and pictures are a love letter to humanity. Read it as soon as you can.
— Brian Selznick
An extraordinary life memorably and evocatively presented.
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
[A] deeply considered picture book biography.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Sís' latest reminds readers that real heroes are often quiet and unassuming.
— Booklist (starred review)
Tenderly crafted, visually layered and deeply reverent
— BookPage (starred review)
Spectacularly imaginative and will make readers weep.
— Sunday Times
An exceptional story told with a powerful combination of words and pictures.
— Horn Book Magazine (starred review)
The text and the artwork demonstrate the power of one courageous individual who was determined to make a difference.
— School Library Journal