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Simon & Schuster, 2001
September 1, 2001
...the Western setting, both in words and pictures, is quietly dramatic. ...There's an old-fashioned feel to the large-size oil paint illustrations, which contrast the warm, glowing indoor scenes with the cold blues and grays of the stark southwest plains. One unforgettable image shows the exhausted cowboy slumped and alone on his horse under the night sky.
September 24, 2001
Florczak's realistic oil paintings, aglow with light and shadow, make ample use of the Western setting. Scenes of cowboys camped around a fire inject a dose of humor, while stunning paintings of Cully's riderless horse on a snowy cliff and Evan's mother strolling with Cully under leafy birch trees convey the dramatic events.
October 1, 2001
Florczak's sumptuous full-paged paintings add greatly to the overall effect, with varying perspectives and clever use of shadows. (One memorable illustration shows three shocked cowboys interrupted at their dinner of beans and coffee with the looming shadow of a bear falling across the page.)
School Library Journal
...(an) attractive book ... Florczak's evocotive, romanticized oil paintings are the high points.