Available: April 2021

Reading Level: Grade 4 • Interest Level: Grade 3 - 5
The Map Trap
Available: April 2021
Author: Cameron Macintosh
Specs: 6” x 8 1/4” • 128 pp •
HC ed.: 978-1-5383-8473-2 • $19.95 | $14.95
eBook: 978-1-5383-8475-6 • $19.95 | $14.95
Pbk. ed.: 978-1-5383-8474-9 • $12.90 | $10.95
When Max discovers an old GPS car navigation unit in the storeroom, he and Oscar risk another excursion down to the ground to discover its real purpose. They find a way to switch it on and realize they can see the previous owner's journey history. They decide to retrace the owner's most recent trip, which was made on Jan 22, 2018! The device sends Max and Oscar onto streets that no longer exist, directly into the scene of an art robbery. To avoid discovery, Max and Oscar hide in the thieves' van-copter and are taken far beyond the borders of Bluggsville. Max and Oscar must find a way to use the rusty navigation unit to apprehend the thieves, and find their way home.

View Spread

About the Author:
Cameron Macintosh was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there ever since. He studied Psychology and Italian at Melbourne University, and Professional Writing at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Since then, he has written more than 80 books for children and edited hundreds of others. In the few minutes per week that he isn’t wrestling with words on the laptop, he loves singing, playing the guitar, and reading music biographies.

About the Illustrator:
Dave Atze is a professional fun-haver and Illustrator of all things cute and cuddly. Commonly found sketching up a storm with his trusty K9 by his side, Dave has worked in cartoons, comics, games, toys, advertising and children’s books. Dave has illustrated several children’s picture books with award-winning authors.