The Cartographer’s Daughter
Isabella, a cartographer’s daughter, sets out on a wild and daring adventure in the forest when her friend Lupe goes in search of a murderer. This book was full of action, which held my attention. However, the plot was creepy because of much death and terrifying animals, especially tibicenas, mythical wolf-like, bloodthirsty creatures. I also thought that there was too much magic in this book. For example, Isabella’s map changes to help her when she gets lost. I enjoyed the dialogue, though, which was interesting, and there was plenty of it. I would have enjoyed pictures, but it didn’t need them because of much descriptive language. I was very impressed with the words in this book, and it was one of the most descriptive books I have ever read. I think that because the plot was slightly complicated, children ten and up should read it. The ending was sudden and quite abrupt, so a conclusion would be nice, but I do not think it would make a good series. I think you should read this book if you like maps or exciting adventures.
|Author||Kiran Millwood Hargrave|
|Page Count||224 pages|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
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