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Reif Larsen wrote and illustrated 'The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet,' due out today. Reif Larsen wrote and illustrated "The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet," due out today. (Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe)
By Irene Sege
Globe Staff / May 5, 2009

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BROOKLYN - When Reif Larsen's sixth-grade teacher at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge assigned a paper on an African animal, most children wrote six pages on lions or tigers or cheetahs. Not Larsen. He turned in 23 pages on the army ant, which hunts its prey in marauding columns of tens of thousands. (Full article: 1244 words)

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