The Map Trap

The Map Trap Cover

The Map Trap

By Andrew Clements; Dan Andreasen (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416997276, 130pp.

Publication Date: July 22, 2014

Description
This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase "uncharted territory" a whole new meaning
Alton Barnes loves maps. He's loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the geography. Because maps contain more information than just locations, and that's why he likes to draw maps as well as read them. Regular "point A to point B" ones, sure, but also maps that explain a whole lot more--like what he "really "thinks about his friends. And teachers. Even the principal.
So when Alton's maps are stolen from his locker, there's serious trouble on the horizon...and he'll need some mad cartographic skills to escape it.
From "a genius of gentle, high-concept tales set in suburban middle schools" ("The New York Times"), this stand-alone story is off the charts.


About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of the enormously popular "Frindle". More than 10 million copies of his books have been sold, and he has been nominated for a multitude of state awards, including two Christopher Awards and an Edgar Award. His popular works include "About Average", "Troublemaker", "Extra Credit, Lost and Found, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money", and more. He is also the author of the Benjamin Pratt & the Keepers of the School series. He lives with his wife in Maine and has four grown children. Visit him at AndrewClements.com.

Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of numerous picture books, including "By the Dawn s Early Light: The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner" by Steven Kroll, which was named an ABA Kids Pick of the Lists and a Notable Children s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies; "A Quiet Place" by Douglas Wood; and "Sailor Boy Jig" by Margaret Wise Brown. He has also authored several picture books, including "With a Little Help from Daddy" and "A Special Day for Mommy". Dan lives with his family in Medina, Ohio.