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The Mapmakers' Race

$19.50 NZD

Five children have 28 days to find a route through the wilderness in this exciting mountain-race adventure for middle readers.


This is a fast-paced and charming novel. Its children are brave and competent but not always right. Its world is magical enough to be intriguing but close enough to our own to keep the reader on firm ground.


  • Written by Eirlys Hunter 
  • Illustrated by Kirsten Slade
  • Published by Gecko Press
  • Reader Age: 8-12 year


Eirlys Hunter is a London-born fiction writer who lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has published seven books for children as well as a novel and short stories for adults. Hunter teaches writing for children at the IIML at Victoria University of Wellington Te Herenga Waka.


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