The Most Magnificent Thing

★ “Spires’ understanding of the fragility and power of the artistic impulse mixes with expert pacing and subtle characterization for maximum delight.”
— Kirkus (starred review)

“It’s a useful description of the creative process, an affirmation of making rather than buying, and a model for girl engineers.”
— Publishers Weekly

“This is a solid choice with a great message that encourages kids not to quit in the face of disappointment but rather to change their perspective and start over.”
— School Library Journal