The Mapmakers' Race

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Five children find a route through the wilderness in this exciting mountain-race adventure for middle grade readers.

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 28 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.

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Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Action/Adventure
BISACS JUV001000, JUV032170
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Lexile 760

Author: Eirlys Hunter

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.

Illustrator: Kirsten Slade

Kirsten Slade is an illustrator, writer, and creator of comics. Born in Liverpool, England, and an immigrant three times over, she now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a degree in Printmaking from American University in Washington, DC.