KLIATT - May 1, 2008
"Charming...full of adventure and atmosphere."
Canadian Children's Book News - March 1, 2008
"The author's biggest achievements in this work are two-fold: her creation of a character who portrays the strength of the human spirit, and her ability to immerse us into a foreign world so completely that we miss it when it's gone."
Library Media Connection - March 1, 2008
"Orphan Ahwak features a female protagonist who is strong and resilient."
St. Albert Gazette - December 8, 2007
"A skilful blend of fact and fiction, Rivera fashions a mesmerizing page-turner that is filled with many touches of early aboriginal life."
VOYA - December 1, 2007
"Rivera skillfully interweaves fact and imagination. This little story is a true gem."
Resource Links - October 1, 2007
"Aneze's adventures, and the folklore woven through the story, will appeal to both boys and girls."
CM Magazine - September 14, 2007
"Rivera has written this story with touches of humor and tenderness."