About the Author
"Like the chugging of The Beast, Johnston's poetic prose permeates Manuel's journey and gives a steady rhythm to the story even as Oaxaca-based psychotherapist and translator Fontanot de Rhoads provides details to ground it . . . A beautiful, visceral plunge into the perils that the train-jumping migrant brotherhood experiences."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Johnston (Bone by Bone by Bone) and de Rhoads (a psychotherapist and debut author) offer a sympathetic, illuminating portrait of the challenges faced by one undocumented immigrant."
— Publishers Weekly
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
— Susan Goldman Rubin
— Lisa Krieger, retired head of Children's Services, San Luis Obispo County Library
— School Library Journal