New York Pubilc Library's 100 Best Books of 2008
"Isaacs has the tall tale down, and she keeps a complex story moving with a galloping pace and uproarious descriptions. . .a walloping good story . . ."
"Once again Isaacs creates an indelible tall-tale heroine...As usual, Isaacs embellishes the story with heapin’ helpings of tangents, details and folksiness. . ."
"The laugh-filled distortions on every page keep pace with this feisty heroine's laudable determination. . ."
-School Library Journal