The Mapmaker’s Sons

Reveling in mysterious destinies and dangerous adventure, this novel for middle schoolers follows Thomas Hawkins, a student no different from his peers at the Lost Preparatory Academy for Boys, until a man with a wooden leg appears and Thomas must leave the life he knows or chance not reaching his next birthday, which is only days away. After years of scaling the school’s rooftops, engaging in swordplay and treasure hunts with his friends, and fighting-off blood thirsty pirates, this imaginary world suddenly becomes all too real. And as if a close encounter with a pirate isn’t enough, Thomas discovers a brother he never knew and a gift that will eventually save both their lives: he can make maps come alive.

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About the Author
V.L. Burgess is a published adult author and two-time RITA award nominee, making a debut in children’s publishing, with this first book targeting middle grade readers, particularly boys. Burgess has been published by Berkley, Avon, and Dell and found great success, repeatedly being features on the Romantic Times “Top Picks” list. In addition, Burgess has a strong backlist and has sold 8000 copies in e-book format in January and February of 2012 alone, hitting Amazon’s top 100 Kindle sales. The Mapmaker’s Sons is sure to do the same!
Book Specifications

Target Audience: Boys
Trim size: 6 x 9″
Interior: B&W interior and illustrations
Page Count: 176
Grade Range: 4 and up
Age Range: 10 and up
Pub Date: October 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9854810-0-1
Available in: Trade HC and e-book
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