Stenson is a lively eight year old boy from Galette Chambon who lives with his four brothers and two sisters and their father who is a goat farmer in the village. Stenson absolutely loves school and he loves playing games with his friends. Their mother died when he was six years old, and his grandmother came to live with them after that. Stenson loves his grandmother very much, and he credits her with teaching him many things. Stenson wants to be an engineer one day when he grows up, and he is hoping to get a sponsor so he can continue school until he meets his goal one day.