Monday's Riddle set our course of direction this week, and we have been chatting about the many wondrous maps out there. Wednesday, Fairday reviewed The Mapmaker's Sons by V.L. Burgess, which took us far into the Beyond. Friday, we will be chatting with C. Lee Mckenzie about her exciting middle grade novel Alligators Overhead. So, be sure to check back! Today we want to take a minute to point you towards some pretty cool maps that we have come across : )
This week's top of the heap: Great Maps ⚑
Fairday: I have been racking my brain about what map I want to talk about- there are so many! I knew Lizzy was going to chat about the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter, and I wanted one that would be as cool as that. I thought about all the maps I know of: Middle Earth, Hogwarts, Faerie realm, and so forth. Then I thought of The Mapmaker's Son's by V.L. Burgess. I enjoyed both the story and the illustrations of the five kingdoms. I decided that it would be fun to make up my own map using some of my favorite places from stories. Check out Fairday's Fantasy Story Map...
Lizzy: There are maps to buried treasures and faraway places, but the map I think is the most amazing is the Marauder’s Map from the Harry Potter series. Imagine having a map of a magical place! It would be fantastic to hold in my hands a picture of every inch of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I would love to see little footprints appearing letting me know where everyone was. I know I would pour over the images trying to soak it all in. A lot of credit should go to its creators, Padfoot, Moony, Prongs, and Wormtail! Who knows- maybe one day I will find something as special ; ) ~L