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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

My Summer Reading Adventure

Summer draws to a close, at least here in southeastern Louisiana....school starts August 9th.  I have been talking with my tutoring students about their summer reading.  I too try to do some summer reading and wanted to highlight my favorite of this summer, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen.  I am a geography fan and adore adventure stories.  This selection rang both those bells like Christmas at the Vatican.  The story highlights the adventure, trials and triumphs of a 12 year old genius cartographer.  He maps life: people, places, events...everything.  One of his triumphs sets him on a cross-country journey that is replete with adventure.  Whether you want a good read, need to recommend one to a student or you're just curious...check it out!



1 comment:

Joseph Kerski said...

Barbaree: I absolutely love this book. I am taking my time with it because I don't want it to end. Even the author's web page is marvelous. He was a MFA grad student when his thesis was discovered by Penguin Press, from what I understand. The book will appeal to nongeographers as well. The protagonist reminds me a bit of the boy in Scotland (Bertie) in the Alexander McCall Smith novels. I thank you for sharing this wonderful book with me and all of us!