"A profoundly moving story that spans past and present, Wales and California, disaster and recovery. The characters become so real it's like having a new family. In language that is both spare and lush, it gathers up tremendous, unexpected losses and finds in them -convincingly- the equally unexpected seeds of hope."
author of "The Eros of Parenthood"
Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez
"Sofia loved to watch her parents dance, her father's back straight and strong, her mother's skirts whipping a million lights. But Papa's been gone a long time now, and Sofia is beginning to wonder if she'll ever see her beautiful mama dance again."
"The resolution is at once bittersweet and exultant. Leiner's achievement is how much she manages to say without words." The Hornbook, Jan/Feb.2002.