The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

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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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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. T S makes sense of it all by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks.

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"An endearing and original coming-of-age story"--Margaret Reynolds, The Times

"...a wilfully original and diverting book, full of carefully penned ephemera."--Tim Adams, The Observer

"The tale of map-obsessed outcast TS Spivet is captivating but it's the intricate illustrations...that make this a rewardingly unique read"-- Shortlist

"Larsen's achievement is to have created a quirky, engaging, painfully vulnerable hero... a book that's truly lovely to look at..."-- Daily Mail

"...the real star of the show is Reif Larson, a first time American novelist… Some of the sly coming-of-age humour is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn, but it is also very much a modern novel"-- Sunday Telegraph

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