a graphic novel
illustrated by and coauthored with David Wiesner
2017 Houghton Mifflin (pb 2017)
starred review BOOKLIST
Junior Library Guild Selection
New York Public Library Best Books for Kids
Kids' Indie List spring 2017
Amelia Bloomer Project list of the ALA 2018
ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2018
nominee for the 2020-2021 Coyote reading list (Grades 3-5) for the Land of Enchantment Book Award of New Mexico
in French (2017 Le Genévrier, La Garenne-Colombes ISBN 978-2-3629-0105-8)
in Chinese in the People's Republic of China (2018 Beijing Cheerful Century ISBN 978-7-5596-2772-8)
in Chinese in Taiwan (2018 Grimm Press ISBN 978-9-8618-9829-2)
in Korean (인어 소녀. 2018 Prooni Books ISBN 978-8-9617-0670-4)
... simply beautiful ... luminous colors add the perfect touch of magic to this graceful, gentle story...
...riveting graphic novel... A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed.
... a plot that crackles... graceful, classically proportioned artwork makes the story’s fantastical elements clear and believable.
THE NEW YORK TIMES:
...powerful climax ...sureal and sometimes unsettling story ... determination and bravery ... Do not hestitate to give these books to boys as well as girls...
This tale captivates... and it's also a feast for the eyes... a story about being brave...seeking the truth... taking chances ... believing in possibility.
FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION:
...a truly captivating modern fairy tale...