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The Map to Everywhere (Map to Everywhere Series #1)
     

The Map to Everywhere (Map to Everywhere Series #1)

4.8 6
by Carrie Ryan, John Parke Davis
 

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Anything you need—The Map to Everywhere can take you there.

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it's her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway which connects every world in creation (Apparently

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Anything you need—The Map to Everywhere can take you there.

To Master Thief Fin, an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding his mother. To suburban schoolgirl Marrill, it's her only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the magical waterway which connects every world in creation (Apparently she shouldn't have climbed aboard the mysterious pirate ship that sailed out of nowhere and into a dry Arizona parking lot. How was she to know?).

With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they must scour the many worlds of the Pirate Stream to gather the pieces of the Map to Everywhere, but they aren't the only ones looking. A dark and sinister figure is hot on their tail, and if they can't beat his ghostly ship to find the Map, it could mean the destruction of everything they hold dear-not least of all themselves!

In Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis' first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.

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Publishers Weekly
★ 09/29/2014
Ryan (the Forest of Hands and Teeth series) teams up with her husband, short fiction author Davis, to launch a series that sees an intrepid girl from Earth teaming up with a colorful cast as they attempt to prevent the end of everything. Trapped aboard a ship sailing the Pirate Stream, a waterway that meanders between myriad worlds, 12-year-old Marrill must help her new friends find the scattered pieces of the Bintheyr Map to Everywhere if she has any hope of getting home. Unfortunately, an ancient, insane wizard also seeks the Map; if he gets it first, he could destroy all of creation. Marrill’s new best friend is Fin, a master thief and orphan who’s literally forgettable, a useful ability for a thief, but one that can make for a lonely existence (Marrill is one of only a few people who recognize him from minute to minute). Fast-paced and imaginative, this adventure combines action with whimsy, injecting emotion and pathos into an otherwise lighthearted romp. It’s a strong start for what promises to be a highly enjoyable series. Ages 8–12. Agent: Merrilee Heifetz, Writers House. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
* "Vividly cast.... Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Kirkus Reviews
★ 2014-07-22
Two displaced young adventurers sail streams of raw magic from world to world in this vividly cast series opener. Convergent plotlines bring together Marrill, who impulsively climbs aboard the four-master that floats into view atop a shimmering mirage in an Arizona parking lot, and Fin, another world's scruffy orphan/thief who literally passes "out of sight, out of mind" with everyone he meets. Nearly everyone, that is: To his shock, Marrill actually remembers him when he's not in view. Joining a notably diverse crew aboard the Enterprising Kraken, a ship able to sail the transformative waters of the multiverse-spanning Pirate Stream thanks to a hull made from "dullwood," the two set out to gather the long-separated parts of a fabled map to Everywhere. The quest becomes a frantic dash thanks to hot pursuit by Serth, a mad wizard who constantly weeps black tears and seeks the map to fulfill a vision of universal apocalypse. Fin's oddball ability serves him well in tight spots, but it also becomes an amusing running gag. Filling out the cast with sobbing pirates, briskly efficient "pirats" (or "bilge mice") and like fancies, the authors send their intrepid searchers hither and thither, to a desperate climactic struggle…that is only a beginning. Multifaceted characters, high stakes, imaginative magic, and hints of hidden twists and complexities to come add up to a memorable start to a projected four-volume voyage. (numerous illustrations, not seen) (Fantasy. 10-13)
Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
Marrill is a well-traveled child, the daughter of archeologists who have taken her to every corner of the world. When the family settles in Phoenix to deal with her mother’s unnamed illness, Marrill is discontent and searching for a way to move on. It is in this unsettled state that she accidentally encounters a ship caught in a Pirate Stream, a tributary to the larger stream of magic that travels through the world. Aboard the ship are a powerful wizard, Ardent, and a stowaway boy, Fin, the boy that no one remembers. Blessed, or cursed, with anonymity, Fin is a master thief and a very lost soul, looking for the mother he lost, years before. It is inevitable to find, in this book, comparisons to the Wizard of Oz. The magical stream in its meandering path through fantastic adventures could be a liquid version of the Yellow Brick Road. The theme of searching for home and family is parallel to Dorothy clicking her ruby slippers and reciting her “No place like home,” mantra. If this book has a flaw it is the helter skelter nature of the adventures in which Marrill and Fin find themselves. The plot does not so much move forward as zig zag through talking forests, brooding castles, and terrifying encounters with an evildoer who has drunk from a magic stream. What the book has going for it are two wonderful new characters, Fin and Marrill, children with spunk and ingenuity but also insecurity and neediness. It seems inevitable that each will find in the other the friend that they have been seeking, and that this, the first of their adventures with Ardent as their guide, will open a magical door to new worlds and further excursions on the Pirate Stream. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross; Ages 8 to 12.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316240772
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/04/2014
Series:
Map to Everywhere Series , #1
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
993,975
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile:
750L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Husband and wife Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis have been in love with each other's writing (and with each other) since meeting in law school a decade ago. Carrie is the New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Forest of Hands and Teeth series, which is based on a world she and John Parke created together. She is also the author of Divide and Conquer, the second book in Infinity Ring, Scholastic's multi-author, multi-platform series for middle grade readers, and editor of Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction. John Parke is an Assistant Federal Defender in the Western District of North Carolina as well as a published author of short fiction. Though they've been important parts of each other's writing for years, The Map to Everywhere is their first full collaboration. John Parke and Carrie currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with their two ornery cats and one gullible dog.

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The Map to Everywhere 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Aelius More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book for all ages who appreciate creative adventures in fantasy. The adventures of master thief Fin and feisty Merrill, young hero and heroine upon the glowing waters of the Pirate Stream are clever and entertaining. It draws you into the world of fun and excitement. I can't wait for the rest of the series. This is one of the best books I have read. It is well written and the story grabs you with twist and turns of their world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! Kind of sad but really good! Very well Written and i really liked it! Now for the 2nd one!!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The two main characters, the easily forgotten Fin and the lost but bold Marrill, form a close relationship that helps them weather their trip on the pirate stream. They meet a wide variety of unusual and fascinating characters, both good and bad but always interesting, along their journey.. The pirate stream takes them to worlds that are unique and extremely imaginative. This book has everything a reader would like in a story: action, adventure, humor, affection. It is a joy to read not only for the middle grades, but for everyone. I am looking forward to reading about more adventures in new worlds in the next book of the series.
YA_Bibliophile More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story! It certainly deserves the starred reviews it’s getting. Where do I even begin? I loved the way the authors melded our world with the fantasy elements. I was expecting a book set completely in a fantasy world but I got so much more! It was such a clever twist to the world building and I loved it! Then there’s the characters! So much fun! A young master thief, a bright and adventurous girl, a wizard who may or may not know what he’s doing, and, of course, a cat! No fantasy story is complete without a cat. Also, the Pirate Stream. Some may argue it’s part of the setting but it’s totally got enough personality to be considered a character (in the same way I consider Hogwarts a character.) All of these work together to tell the tale of adventure, danger, friendship,  magic, and more. Even if you don’t typically read middle grade, give this one a try. It’s truly remarkable.
Reader102 More than 1 year ago
The book “The Map to Everywhere” was a Young Adult Fiction that wrote by:Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis.  The Map to Everywhere is a fun and engaging Middle Grade Fantasy with interesting characters and an action- packed plot. In this book an orphan from the murky pirate world of the Khaznot Quay, the Map is the key to finding  his mother. To suburban school girl Marill, it's the only way home after getting stranded on the Pirate Stream, the  magical waterway that connects every world in creation. With the help of a bumbling wizard and his crew, they mus t scour the many worlds of the Pirate Stream to gather the pieces of the Map to Everywhere--but they aren't the only  ones looking. A sinister figure is hot on their tail, and if they can't beat his ghostly ship to find the Map, it could mean  the destruction of everything they hold dear! In Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis's first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this  wholly original and unforgettable tale. I think this book is for childs that is 9 years old and up because I think this book can increase child's imagination. by: Xinyu 8-409