The Mapmakers’ Race

A fresh and exciting mapmaking adventure. Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey misplace their famous mapmaker mother as they begin the Great Race to map a rail route through an uncharted wilderness.

Their father didn’t return from his last expedition and now their money is gone. This race is their last chance.

They have twenty-eight days to find and map the best route. There’ll be bears, bees, bats, river crossings, cliff falls, impossible weather-but worst of all, they’re racing five teams of adults who do not play by the rules.

Written by Eirlys Hunter and illustrated by Kirsten Slade

$23.00 incl. GST

2 in stock

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Description

This is a fast-paced and charming novel. Its children are brave and competent but not always right. Its world is magical enough to be intriguing but close enough to our own to keep the reader on firm ground. The Mapmakers’ Race was a finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults – Junior Fiction Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award.

Read the second book in the series, The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia, where the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.

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About the Kiwi author

Eirlys Hunter is a London-born fiction writer who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has published seven books for children as well as a novel and short stories for adults. Hunter teaches writing for children at the IIML at Victoria University.

Additional information

Weight.27 g
Dimensions20 × 13 cm
First published

2018

Format

Paperback edition

ISBN

9781776572038

Page count

248

Published by

Gecko Press

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