14 September 2011

Books with Maps Challenge

Are you a person who likes to know where you're heading? Books are a delicious escape and some provide a way to know just where the journey will take its reader... a map. 

The Books with Maps Challenge invites you to help create a list of books with maps. The Four of Us headed into our minds to recall books and then to our shelves to help our memories... head into your mind and search the stacks for Books with Maps.

We've shared a few ideas to get you started!
The Little Sister shared:
by David Macaulay
go beneath the streets!
by Christopher Paolini
Visit Alagaësia.
(and good news, The Dad is finally getting into book three
--the verdict so far, it is worth the read, maybe.
He'll let us know when he is finished!)
Honey, Let's Get a Boat: A Cruising Adventure of America's Great Loop 
by Ron and Eva Stob
Take a cruise in America...
The Dad dreams of this map and navigating  it one day!
The Shadow of the Wind 
by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Follow a mystery through the streets of Barcelona.
Warning: if you read this book
you will want to "walk in the footsteps of The Shadow
of the Wind" a walking tour of Barcelona
located at the end of the book!
Now it's your turn...

Please use the following format for your comment:
Title of Book, Author, location of map in the book and what the map is all about.


  1. How could we forget to add:

    WE LOVE MAPS in BOOKS! Do you? Tell us about that too, and why!!

    Happy Challenge Wednesday!

  2. Anonymous11:38 AM

    Book with map? Lord of the Rings of course... :)


  3. Any of the Black Cauldron series, Lord of the Rings, and "Looking for Lovedu" by Ann Jones (her trip through Africa)

  4. Oh Boy! Here I go again!

    I know you must be tired of hearing about this book, but it just got better!

    "Poison Study" by Maria Snyder
    Map located at the beginning of the book...
    ***This map is great because every time you start a journey in a new world it is wonderful to see where the character is and where they are going. Plus, as you move through the "Study" trilogy, the map expands, revealing more and more great places.

    "Hood" by Stephen R. Lawhead
    Located behind the cover...
    (No image found online)
    The awesome thing about this map is that it should be semi familiar. The book does take place in historic England, but it might not be the story everyone is familiar with. :)

    I'm sure there are more, but I'm not by my bookshelf (The horror!)

  5. oh yes, i love books with maps. i am thinking of robin hobbs' books - sigh. lovely!

  6. Anonymous4:03 PM

    Earthsea Map, drawn by Ursula K. Le Guin.


  7. 'The selected works of T. S. Spivet' Reif Larsen. This amazing novel has maps in the margins all the way through. They represent the thoughts and observations of the main character T.S. Spivet, a 12yo boy with a unique way of seeing the world.