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The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet-SIGNED, LINED & DATED WITH EXTRACT

Larsen, Reif

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ISBN 10: 184655277X / ISBN 13: 9781846552779
Editorial: Harvill Secker, 2009
Usado Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Fine first edition, first printing of the UK edition. Original illustrated boards and published without a dustwrapper. Signed and dated by the author to the title page with the usual quote 'Life is full of tiny mysteries' written in the author's hand. A very heavy book and postage will be higher than that quoted by abebooks. Free extract, featuring the opening chapter, loosely inserted. Uk postage approx £8.50. N° de ref. de la librería 002120

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Título: The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet-SIGNED, ...

Editorial: Harvill Secker

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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T.S. Spivet is a 12-year-old genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch in Montana. His father is a tight-lipped 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.

It's odd, but then families are. T.S. makes sense of it all by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks: maps of the countryside, maps of his family's behaviour, maps of animal and plant life. He is brilliant, and the Smithsonian Institution agrees, though when they telephone with news that he has won a major scientific prize they don't suspect for a minute that he is twelve years old.

So begins T.S.'s life-changing adventure, fleeing in the dead of night, riding freight trains two thousand miles across America to reach the awards dinner, the fame, the secret-society membership and the TV appearances that beckon. But is this what he wants? Do maps and lists explain the world? And why are adults so strange?

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet is a story like no other: exhilarating, funny, endlessly charming and unbearably poignant. It is a journey through life's mysteries great and small, and about how on earth a boy with a telescope, four compasses and a theodolite should set about solving them.

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T S Spivet is a 12-year-old genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch in Montana. His father is a tight-lipped 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 is going mad. It's odd, but then families are.

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