The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

Apple App
  • Apple App
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The Selected Stories of T.S. Spivet is a groundbreaking visual novel told through text and hundreds of deeply detailed original drawings. Unavailable in digital form until now.

When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T.S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum’s hallowed halls in Washington D.C. The story is accompanied by hundreds of drawings that provide readers with a glimpse of T.S.’s extraordinary mind.

Enter more deeply into the richly imagined world of T.S. Spivet with this amplified edition. T.S.’s personal journals come to life, offering the reader multiple pathways into his story. Readers can unlock a secret journal if they upload their own drawing. A select group of drawings from readers will be posted within the app for other readers to find. With opportunities for interaction on every page, navigating through the text becomes a journey much like T.S.’s own.

The app features includes:
-          Birds eye view navigation: Users can navigate through the chapters in a visual way by using the slider on the main menu
-          Selected Marginalia can be manipulated and shared through Facebook and email.
-          A secret notebook that unlocks to reveal hidden content when you upload your own drawing
-          Ability to make color coded annotations through-out.
-          Original video clips


“Two predictions about The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet: readers are going to love it as much as I did, and few if any will have experienced anything like it. I’m flabbergasted by Reif Larsen’s talent, and I was warmed by his generosity. Here is a book that does the impossible: it combines Mark Twain, Thomas Pynchon, and Little Miss Sunshine. Good novels entertain; great ones come as a gift to the readers who are lucky enough to find them. This book is a treasure.”—Stephen King

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