San Diego Jewish Times - February 28, 2002
"An exciting time warp tale...A fun book that packs a powerful lesson."
CM Magazine - September 22, 2000
"Young readers will be readily drawn into the well-crafted plot and will be easily able to find a personal connection to Jesse and his present-day dilemma."
Resource Links - September 1, 2000
"The plot is fast-paced and well-structured...The story of Yossi's mishaps and heroism is credible and engaging, as is the description of Russian Jewish culture and the village's way of life."
VOYA - August 31, 2000
"Schwartz has managed successfully to weave historical fact into compelling fiction."
The Active Page - August 1, 2000
"[The ending] is SO exciting that I would like you to read the book for yourself so that you can find out!"
Quill & Quire - May 2, 2000
"Shwartz's...depiction of the village has all the gusto and sprightly characterization of a folk tale...This optimistic tale of Jewish immigration fills a niche with its appealing warmth and energy."
School Library Journal - January 1, 2000
"Well written, fast paced, and a manageable length, this time-travel book is just right for those looking for an easy read."