Awards & Recognition

1994 Horn Book Guide:
Fiction Rating 3, Recommended, Satisfactory in Style, Content, and/or Illustration.

Recipient of Canada's 1995 Children's Choice

Silver Birch Award

The 1995 Society of School Librarians' Award for International Best Book for k-6

1995 Georgia Book Award Nominee

1996 nominee for South Carolina Association Of School Librarian's
"Children's Book Award"

Kentucky Bluegrass Award, 1996 ; Nominee

Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for Pre-K--Grade 6, 1997

National Council of Teachers of English; United States

The 1998 BILBY Award (Books I love Best Yearly)

Younger Reader Category

(The Queeensland branch of The Children's Book Council of Australia award)

100 Books Too Good to Miss

School Library Journal, 9/1/1998


Not Just for Children Any More, 1999

Children's Book Council; United States (Best Books)


Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001

H.W. Wilson; United States