"It is beautifully illustrated in strong, primary colours on simple drawings and was enjoyed by both my grand-daughters... a pleasure to read."
Mary Bryant, in Catholic Woman's League News
"His feelings for the story come through in his vivid but sensitive illustrations and he achieves his aim beautifully."
Sidney Swann, in The Bookseller
"A simple, gentle story... a beautiful legend... 'one of the most stirring images in classical church art', de Paola says in an author's note. Young children will catch the enchantment from his text and pictures."
Betty Saunders, in The Church Times