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The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing
  

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781554537044
Barcode 9781554537044
Published 1 April 2014 by Kids Can Press
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Spires, Ashley
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ISBN-13 9781554537044
ISBN-10 1554537045
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Kids Can Press
Imprint Kids Can Press
Publication Date 1 April 2014
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Spires, Ashley
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Animal Stories
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 239mm
Height: 237mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 363g
Interest Age 3-6 years
Reading Age 3-6 years
Library of Congress Dogs, Inventions, Girls, Anger, Frustration
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 483409

Description of this Book

A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2015 -- Commended for Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children 2015 -- Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (Primary) 2016 -- Short-listed for Black-Eyed Susan Award (Picture Book) 2015 -- Short-listed for Buckaroo Book Award 2014
NZ Review The Most Magnificent Thing captures the ups and downs of the creative process perfectly ... with honesty and even a little elegance. <b><i>Globe and Mail</b></i>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.Ashley Spires grew up in the Pacific Northwest, the supposed stomping grounds of Bigfoot. She is the author and illustrator of a number of books for children, including Small Saul and the Adventures of Binky the Space Cat. She was the recipient of the 2011 Silver Birch Express Award and the 2011 Hackmatack Award for Binky the Space Cat and was shortlisted for a Joe Shuster Comics for Kids Award and an Eisner Award for Binky Under Pressure. Ashley currently lives in British Columbia.

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