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ISBN13: 9780670785025
ISBN10: 0670785024
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The glass cases had been shattered, their contents gone. The bureaus lay open, their drawers bare. Here, too, the books had been pulled from the shelves and thrown to the floor. Sophia took in the destruction, too stunned to call out again. Everything, every single thing in the map room, had been destroyed or stolen. A broken glass map crunched beneath her boot and she looked down at the shards. There was a long, jagged scar across the leather-topped table. She touched it gingerly, as if to make certain that it was real. Then she raised her head and her eye fell on the wall map above the armchairs: the map of her parents voyage. It had been torn in half, ripped clear through from one end to the other.

Sophia stared numbly at the pins that lay scattered around her on the chairs and carpet, a single thought running through her mind: Where is he? Where is Shadrack? Where is he?

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This book is amazing! I read the whole thing is 3 days. Absolutely marvelous. A must read for those looking for an adventure to get lost in. I can't wait for the next book in this up and coming series!!
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Grove, S. E.
Viking Juvenile
Edition Description:
The Mapmakers Trilogy
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from 5
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
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from 10

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It's 1891 in Boston, but time hasn't quite been the same since the Great Disruption. It varies, depending on where in the world you are. Sophia lives with her uncle, a renowned cartographer who suddenly gets kidnapped. Sophia sets out to find him, and the adventure begins. Exquisite world-building and a cast of memorable characters make this an outstanding novel, and you won't want to miss the pirates!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the alternate Earth of Grove's thrilling, time-bending debut, first in the Mapmakers series, the world was sliced up, seemingly at random, by the Great Disruption of 1799 and reassembled with numerous present, prehistoric, and future 'Ages' all connected. In New Occident, roughly the eastern third of the former United States, it's now 1891, but to the north exists the Prehistoric Snows, and northern Africa is ruled by the ancient Pharaohs. Thirteen-year-old Sophia Tims is pulled into a web of intrigue when Shadrack, her famous 'cartologer' uncle (half mapmaker and half magician), is kidnapped by religious zealots looking for the legendary 'carta mayor, a hidden map that traces the memories of the whole world from the beginning of time to the present.' Joined by a boy named Theo and a ship full of pirates, she travels to Nochtland, a kingdom in what was once Mexico, in search of answers. It's a cracking adventure, and Grove bolsters the action with commentary on xenophobia and government for hire, as well as a fascinating system of map magic. Ages 10–up. Agent: Dorian Karchmar, William Morris Endeavor. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "I think The Glass Sentence is absolutely marvelous. It's the best book I've read in a long time. The world-building is so convincing, the plot so fast-moving and often surprising, and the ideas behind the novel so completely original. I love this book."
"Review" by , "An exuberantly imagined cascade of unexplored worlds, inscribed in prose and detail as exquisite as the maps young Sophia uses to navigate such unpredictable landscapes. A book like a pirate's treasure hoard for map lovers like me."
"Review" by , "Brilliant in concept, breathtaking in scale and stellar in its worldbuilding; this is a world never before seen in fiction....Wholly original and marvelous beyond compare."
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