Canadian Literature - November 1, 2007
"Charko's pencil and watercolour illustrations beautifully capture the fury of the wind and sea as they demolish the ship, as well as the tranquility and sunshine of the village with its well-ordered gardens and lanes. A small fragment of Canadian history has been admirably preserved here."
Times Colonist - June 3, 2007
Charko's...illustrations are detailed and exquisite...a glimpse of [L.M. Montgomery] as well as a bit of Canadian history."
Resource Links - June 1, 2007
"I would highly recommend this book to both school and public libraries. It is most suited for more mature readers, but younger children could enjoy the story as a read aloud."
CM Magazine - April 13, 2007
"Manuel beautifully retold this story...well-researched...lovely and authentic illustrations. Highly recommended."
Quill & Quire - April 1, 2007
"Manuel nicely weaves in the history of the Marco Polo and some information about L.M. Montgomeryís childhood...the illustrations are colourful and lively."