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Book review editor, digital storyteller, inveterate scribbler of words, pictures and postcards.

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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet - Reif Larsen This is a gorgeous book, and it really appealed to me because it bursts with the protagonist's maps and illustrations. The protagonist, T.S. Spivet, is a precocious 12-year-old cartographer who lives on a ranch with his cowboy father and scientist mother. One day, a director of the Smithsonian Institute calls to invite T.S. to accept an award for the work he's been submitting (the director doesn't know T.S.'s age). Adventure ensues. [ full review ]