Norson is a bright and loving nine year old who lives with his father, two sisters, and four brothers in the village of Galette Chambon. Their mother left two years ago and he hasn’t seen her since. Norson absolutely loves to learn and he is thankful that his father has been able to send him to school, but now that his younger brother and sister are old enough to go to school, he doesn’t think his father will be able to afford to send all of them to school. He is proud of how hard his father works, but it hurts him to know that his father will have to soon choose which children he can send to school and which children will stay home. Norson wishes that all of them could go to school and learn. Norson’s favorite subject is mathematics and his dream is to one day become a professor and teach mathematics in the local high school.