The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen (Harvil Secker)
I LOVE this book. It was lent to me by Parent24 editor Adele Hamilton with the excitement reserved for book lovers sharing new finds.

TS Spivet is a mapmaker from Montana; a genius whose first person narrative can't be linear, as a mind so interesting can only be charted when accompanied by marginal annotations: anecdotes, maps and drawings.

The story revolves around his journey to Washington, to take up an honorary position at the Smithsonian Institute, offered – clearly – by musty scientists who are entirely unaware of the fact that TS is only 12 years old.

He journeys across the States to reach the award dinner and plunges into a world of TV, tuxedos and secret society membership, leaving his quirky family (his Dad, TE, an old-style cowboy, his mad scientist mother, deeply bemused older sister Gracie and the ghost of his younger brother Layton.)

This is a delicious must-read… buy it right now.

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