The Mapmaker's Sons by V. L. Burgess

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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.


About V. L. Burgess

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V.L. Burgess is an author and two-time RITA award nominee who loves to spend time outdoors when not writing or poring over ancient maps, looking for adventure. She has always wanted to write for boys and believes they are struggling to find books they can relate to, approaching reading in a more adventurous kind of way. Sharing reading at the earliest possible age is the best way to begin to cultivate good readers but it's never too late. Burgess lives in East Dorset, Vermont. This is her first children's book.
Published October 1, 2012 by Move Books. 177 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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When a pirate with a wooden peg leg arrives at Thomas’ school one stormy night, he delivers a mysterious map, a guide to the "Beyond" and the way to find the Sword of Five Kingdoms, which has been missing for 1,000 years.

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