* “The strength of the novel comes from its characterization, especially Jane’s, whose point of view becomes more reliable as she matures. […] This one’s a keeper.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Coats . . . shows considerable versatility in creating very different but equally vivid historical settings and characters. . . . A rewarding chapter book for historical fiction fans.” – Booklist

“Readers will enjoy the twists and turns of the young protagonist’s life in this fast-paced novel. . . . Fans of Avi’s historical fiction and graduates of Little House on the Prairie will find this a satisfying read.” – School Library Journal

Lists & Honors

2017 Spring Junior Library Guild Selection
Kirkus Reviews Best Middle-Grade Historical Books of 2017
A Mighty Girl’s 2017 Books of the Year (ages 9-12)