The Mapmaker and the Ghostby Sarvenaz Tash
Goldenrod Moram loves nothing better than a good quest, so she decides to start her own exploring team fashioned after her idols, the explorers Lewis and Clark. Setting out to map the forest right behind her home, her task is derailed when the team encounters a mysterious old lady, who has them search for a legendary blue rose. And when she stumbles upon none other
Goldenrod Moram loves nothing better than a good quest, so she decides to start her own exploring team fashioned after her idols, the explorers Lewis and Clark. Setting out to map the forest right behind her home, her task is derailed when the team encounters a mysterious old lady, who has them search for a legendary blue rose. And when she stumbles upon none other than the ghost of Meriwether Lewis himself, Goldenrod knows this will be anything but an ordinary summer . . . or an ordinary quest.
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- 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Sarvenaz Tash was born in Tehran, Iran, and grew up on Long Island, New York. She received her BFA in film and television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has dabbled in all sorts of writing, including screenwriting, copywriting, and professional tweeting. The Mapmaker and the Ghost is her first novel. Sarvenaz currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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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!
Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.
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.
I enjoy reading this book and could not put it down for a minute.
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!
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.
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.