Library Media Connection - November 1, 2010
"A believable first-person narrative told through the eyes of an impressionable, imaginative child…This family interests the reader, and learning about a different time and place is intriguing. Recommended."
Puget Sound Council - October 1, 2010
"An excellent book for anyone interested in the struggles of an immigrant."
January Magazine - August 25, 2010
"A charming fish out of water story with sharply imaginative elements that children nine to 12 will enjoy."
School Library Journal - August 1, 2010
"This immigration story…presents itself through a strong first-person voice deft in creating an empathetic and engaging response in middle grade readers. Both laughter and genuine concern will be evident through Theresa's imaginative storytelling and descriptive narrative."
Canadian Children's Book News - July 1, 2010
"Sensitively written…Highly recommend[ed]."
Resource Links - June 1, 2010
"A touching story of immigration through the eyes of a young girl...Sensitive and fast-paced, this well-written novel will capture the reader's interest on many levels."
Quill & Quire - June 1, 2010
"Kerz provides a fresh take on...immigrant motifs in a well-shaped plot...Kerz does a particularly nice job of indicating that the characters are not speaking English."
Booklist - May 15, 2010
"[A] lively, detailed novel...The immigration drama will hold readers."
CM Magazine - April 9, 2010
"A realistic novel that shows the trauma of adjustment to a new culture. The Gnome's Eye also contains mythical, magical elements that give it an added dimension…Highly recommended."