[Skipper] doesn't have the poignancy or the cohesion of [May I Cross Your River?] but it is just as well written, and it presents a fascinating picture of the complexity and richness of relationships in an extended family.
Zena Sutherland, "New Titles for Children and Young People: 'Skipper'," in Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (© 1980 by the University of Chicago; all rights reserved), Vol. 33, No. 6, February, 1980, p. 107.