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Zena Sutherland

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

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[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.