Piper has been nominated for the 2019/20 Hackmatack Children's Choice Award.
Piper is on The Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Book for Kids and Teens list (2018 Fall edition)
"A compelling tale of courage, resilience and hope." Julie Lawson.
"Jacqueline Halsey loves to imagine the lively stories that might live among the drier facts of History" Allison Lawlor, The Chronicle Herald. July 7, 2018
"Halsey vividly depicts the arduous journey that these early settlers endured in order to live free and own their own farms." Lisa Doucet, Atlantic Books Today, Spring 2018.
The story of Dougal and his family is compelling." Rosanne Gauthier, The National Reading Campaign, July 17, 2018