The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe
(for ages 8-12)
By Tricia Springstubb
Margaret Ferguson Books, Holiday House
Available in hardcover.
Available as an audio book.
- A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
A determined homebody, 11-year-old Loah Londonderry doesn't enjoy her mother's long, sometimes perilous journeys. This one's been unexpectedly extended since her mom, an ornithologist, believes she's spotted a loah bird, the very rare animal for which Loah was named...There is plenty to keep readers engaged in this heartfelt exploration of goodness. Never-intrusive environmental lessons are an added bonus. Satisfying and life affirming: a perfect thing in the universe of juvenile fiction. – Kirkus, starred review
Through metaphor and imagery, Springstubb's tender, sensitively written story captures the essence of places and characters. – Publishers Weekly, starred review
Heartening, wholly satisfying. – Booklist
Tender and humorous...Ms. Springstubb brings a light, deft touch to this sensitive novel that, like its protagonist, draws inspiration from the lives and ways of birds. – Wall Street Journal