The Uprising – The Mapmakers in Cruxcia

The land holds the truth … the maps will reveal it.

Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey Santander are mapmakers looking for their father, a famous explorer who disappeared on his last expedition.

Their search takes them to Cruxcia, where the people are fighting to protect their land from the all-powerful Grania Trading Company. The Santanders’ mapping skills may be the missing piece in the Cruxcian race to save the ancient valley—and the key to reuniting their family.

Written by Eirlys Hunter and illustrated by Kirsten Slade

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A follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers’ Race—the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.


Bill Nagelkerke, Magpies Magazine ~ An inventive and linguistically scintillating story and the illustrations, including maps, by Kirsten Slade are a wonderful bonus. Highly recommended.

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura, Nell Mace-David, 13 years old ~ Definitely a book that I will continue to go back to. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good adventure story, with a dash of danger, magic, and revolution. I think that 8-12-year-olds would particularly like this book.

NZ Booklovers ~ The Uprising is a great sequel that lives up to the high bar the first book in the series set. It’s a wonderful read, and read-aloud, that will appeal immensely to middle-grade readers and adults alike.

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



Paperback edition



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Published by

Gecko Press

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