Margaret Ferguson

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STARRED REVIEW

The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe

Tricia Springstubb’s moving and often funny middle grade novel reminds us of the importance of paying attention to and protecting the natural world.

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Review of ‘The Most Perfect Thing in the Universe’

Eleven-year-old Loah Londonderry lives in a ramshackle house with an “alarmingly crooked turret.” Her classmates regularly dare each other to peek into her house’s windows, and Loah usually responds with a timid wave.

Loah’s mother, an ornithologist, is doing fieldwork in the Arctic, so Loah is being looked after by the Rinkers, a brother and…

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