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The Mapmaker and the Ghost

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

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    Great middle grade adventure!

    I was lucky to receive an ARC of this book and blazed through it in one day. Not only was it a great quest-driven book, but it was hilarious and had me snorting and laughing throughout. Goldenrod is one of those plucky, take-charge characters who you naturally root for and her little brother proves to be a very worthy (and sweet) sidekick. I'm sure this book will be enjoyed by all kids, because who doesn't love an adventure? Wonderful debut and I'm sure we'll see much more from this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2014

    Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

    Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2013

    I think eveyone should read this book!!!!!!

    It is a amazing read. The main charecter is on a quest. But she encounter some really wacky stuff along the way. This is a very funny book and I never put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Crap its so bad O

    So bad

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    I enjoy reading this book and could not put it down for a minute

    I enjoy reading this book and could not put it down for a minute.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    What a fun story! I loved everything about Goldenrod--she is an

    What a fun story! I loved everything about Goldenrod--she is an absolute joy. The fact that her heroes are Lewis and Clark only makes me love her more. This is a story full of all the things middle grade readers love: great characters, sibling relationship, friendship, adventure, a gang and a ghost, and a dash of map-making and exploration thrown in for good measure. I LOVED this story!

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

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    The Mapmaker and the Ghost!!!!!

    I can't wait to get my own copy of The Mapmaker and the Ghost. This is one that I'm dying to re-read with my boys. They're going to love this story. Mapmaker has all the components of a great middle grade book, starting with the fact that it's funny. The cool part, is that that the humor is written with multiple layers. It's "gross" and slap-stick, to amuse the MG reader and equally as intelligent and quirky for the adult reading out loud. The characters and the plot are grounded in truth, making them believable and relatable, but the magical realism makes everything unique and very interesting. To top it all off, the reader gets to learn a little bit about maps and history along the way. I know the minute my kids finish reading this book, they'll be out in the woods, having adventures and making maps of their own. I can't ask for more than that.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    An exciting adventure for MG boys and girls!

    I was fortunate to get an ARC of The Ghost and the Mapmaker and love it! Goldenrod, our spunky heroine, is on a quest, and both boys and girls will laugh out loud at some of the obstacles she encounters. Kids will love the characters and adventurous plot, but some interesting historical tidbits throughout make this debut MG novel a great choice for school libraries.

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