Awards and Honors
New York Times Outstanding Children's Books of 1987
New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1987
Association of Booksellers Choices for 1988
NCSS/CBC: Notable 1987 Children's Trade Books in Social Studies
From School Library Journal:
A beautifully gentle look at one human being dealing with life's choices and possibilities.
From The New York Times Book Review:
Gerstein is no doubt correct in assuming that young readers will be interested in a story about reincarnation..…Every element complements the story or, indeed, adds to it.
From Time Magazine:
Gerstein's fluid text and swirling, imaginative paintings are filled with light and reassurance. This is a work that will have many lives.