Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Paperback of 'Mapmaker' Is Coming...and It Has a New Cover!

You heard right! On March 26th, get ready for the backpack-friendly, totally tote-able paperback edition of The Mapmaker and the Ghost. Available at a bookstore or online retailer near you!

And guess what? The paperback edition has a NEW cover. Well, sorta. If you've been following me for a while you might recognize...THIS:

Why, yes! That is my original, beloved cover back -- for real -- on the paperback! I absolutely adored this cover and am so glad I'll get to finally see it on bookshelves.

Oh, and here is the complete design because there are some exciting things happening on the back too!


- a new fantastic tagline: "Sometimes the best adventures await you in your own backyard..."

- a brand, spanking new synopsis that I adore:
Goldenrod Moram loves nothing better than a good quest. So, inspired by her heroes, Lewis and Clark, she vows to spend the summer exploring and mapping the forest behind her home. But soon after she begins, her task is complicated by a series of rather unique events. A chance encounter with a strange old lady has her searching for a legendary, possibly world-saving blue rose -- which incidentally lands her in the middle of a ragtag gang of brilliant troublemakers, whose plot to attain infamy and fortune will devastate the town of Pilmilton. But when Goldenrod stumbles upon a real, live ghost haunting the forest, she knows this will be anything but an ordinary summer...or an ordinary quest.
- AND two amazing pull quotes from reviews:
 "This page-turning adventure will tickle readers' funny bones." - SLJ
"Full of adventure and mystery, this novel is sure to bring out the explorer in every reader." - LMC

Who's excited? This girl!


  1. I'm so excited for you, Sarv! The back-cover copy is quite a change from that of the hardback, isn't it? Happy to see the original cover that you loved so much back, also. I know the paperback cover is often different from the hardback, but do you have any idea why 'they' chose to go with the first cover again?

    1. I unfortunately don't know much about the behind-the-scenes, Suzanne, except that several people had to agree to make this happen. I'm just glad they did!

  2. That's great! Love to see the original cover back, too!

  3. This is wonderful, Sarv. I'm thrilled for you, and all the new readers who will get to discover this book in paperback!