One day a collection of very old maps in found in a dusty library. They show where in the world monsters from mythology and folklore can be found. According to the notes left with them they were made by Cornelius Walters, an intrepid explorer from the 15th century. But did Walters really make these elaborate maps, or is it all a hoax?
The librarian who discovered them is not certain … and what are the strange messages in a cryptic code that Walters records in his ship’s log? Inside this wonderous atlas are trolls and dragons, minotaurs and krackens, goblins and giants … and there is a puzzle to solve.
This book is suitable for readers between 9 and 12 years of age.
Stuart Hill’s spectacular illustrations evoke the beauty of a medieval map, but with a contemporary twist.
Sandra Lawrence is a freelance writer from London, England. As a journalist she has written for all the broadsheets, many, many magazines and even more websites. As a children’s author she has written for Weldon Owen, Templar, 360 Degrees and Red Lemon Press.
Stuart Hill is an illustrator and designer from Lincolnshire, England. He studied illustration at the University of Lincoln. His clients include Life and Style magazine, Proctor & Clarke and Autoweek magazine. He is especially interested in printed textures, hand-lettering and map illustration.