The Mapmakers’ Race first chapter

 The Mapmakers’ Race, written by London-born, New Zealand-based author Eirlys Hunter, is a fast-paced adventure story for readers aged 9 to 12. Here’s the first chapter for you to read and see if you enjoy the book. (A PDF file will open in your browser.)

About 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.

The Mapmakers’ Race was a finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults – Junior Fiction Wright Family Foundation Esther Glen Award.

The Mapmakers' Race by Eirlys Hunter