"Along with glimpses of ancient goldsmithing techniques, Cowley tucks healthy measures of cultural and historical detail into her uncomplicated Mesopotamian tale. (Historical fiction. 10-12)"
Young readers will identify with the up-and-down sibling relationship at the center of this historical tale, in spite of its uncommonly petrified dialogue ("Early tomorrow morning I'll take you to the broad, well-traveled road that leads to the city") and a less-than-suspenseful plot.
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