ANDY MAYSON is an eight year old that lives in the village of Galette Chambon with his parents and three sisters. His mother stays at home and his father is a brick mason. They make enough money to feed the family most of the time, but they do not make enough to pay for uniforms, books, supplies, and tuition. When times are hard, they don’t even have money to feed the family, so they are also hoping that Andy Mayson gets into school because they know that he will eat there. They believe that getting Andy in school will not only help him to learn but also help him survive and remain healthy. Mayson enjoys playing with friends, working with his father, and eating and sleeping. When he grows up, Andy would like to become an engineer.