The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

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Penguin Books, 2010 - Fiction - 374 pages
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A boundary-leaping debut tracing a gifted young map maker's attempt to understand the ways of the world

When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal--if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal--is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls.

There are some answers here on the road from Divide and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?

Now a major motion picture directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter. 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

note that this is oversize, because of all the maps, diagrams, etc., in the margins - which definitely enrich the story so don't skip them... The main character isn't even in puberty yet, but he 'maps ... Read full review

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User Review  - SashaM - LibraryThing

An interesting story if a little distracting in the formatting of the book - all of the side notes take some time to get used to and sometimes distract from the main story. There were a couple of ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Reif Larsen's first novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into twenty-seven languages. A Montana Honor book, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet was a finalist for the IndieBound Award, was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and is currently being released as a film in France and the United States.

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