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Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Larsen, Reif

Edité par Penguin, New York, 2009
ISBN 10: 1594202176 / ISBN 13: 9781594202179
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Titre : Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Éditeur : Penguin, New York

Date d'édition : 2009

Reliure : Hardcover

Illustrateur : Illustrated

Etat du livre : New

Etat de la jaquette : New Unclipped

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

Type de livre : Book

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A tight, bright edition signed by the author on the title page. Pages crisp and clean. Publisher promotional card laid in. N° de réf. du libraire BL5486

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Synopsis :

Dear Spivet Family,

I have gone for a while to do some work. Don't worry, I'll be fine. I didn't want to bother you by telling about it ahead of time. Thank you for taking care of me. You are one of the best families in the world.

Love, T.S.

T.S. makes sense of his chaotic family life by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks. He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they award him a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a moment that he is twelve years old.

So begins T.S.'s life-changing adventure, travelling two thousand miles across America to reach the awards dinner, the secret-society membership and the TV interviews that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?

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T.S. Spivet is a genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch in Montana. His father is a silent cowboy and his mother is a scientist who for the last twenty years has been looking for a mythical species of beetle. His brother has gone, his sister seems normal but might not be, and his dog - Verywell - is going mad. T.S. makes sense of it all by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks.He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they award him a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a moment that he is twelve years old.

So begins T.S.'s life-changing adventure, travelling two thousand miles across America to reach the awards dinner, the secret-society membership and the TV interviews that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?

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