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Rakestraw Books presents Lisa Moore Ramée & "MapMaker" at local schools

Lisa Moore Ramée, MapMaker

Rakestraw Books is thrilled to bring award-winning author Lisa Moore Ramée to local schools for her newest middle grade novel, MapMaker. We love this fantasy - the authentic characters, the fast-paced action and richly imagined world building!  Bringing maps to life? Bring it on!!

About MapMaker:

When Walt and his family relocate to Blackbird Bay, Walt thinks it's the most boring place on earth. While his twin sister, Van, likes to spend her time skateboarding, Walt prefers to hide out in his room and work on his beloved map world, Djaruba. But shortly after their arrival, Walt discovers something extraordinary: He has the ability to make maps come to life.

Suddenly his new hometown doesn't seem so boring after all. And when a magical heirloom leaves Walt, his new friend Dylan, and Van stranded in the fantastical world that Walt created, he'll need to harness his new power to get them home.

But things are changing. People have gone missing, and it's clear that a malevolent rival to the kingdom--a fellow mapmaker--has nefarious plans for Walt. If he's not stopped soon, Djaruba could become nothing but a shadow of itself or, worse, gone forever. And if a mapmaker can destroy one world, could Earth be next?

We also adore Lisa's previous middle grade novels, Something To Say and A Good Kind of Trouble. Both pack a strong social justice punch in a highly relatable way.  You can order these books below, too.

We are offering SIGNED BOOKS and FREE SCHOOL DELIVERY! To qualify for free delivery to your school, the order must be placed by 4PM on on Wednesday, 21 September, 2022. Select School Event Delivery during checkout and in the Comment Box note the name of school, the student's name, and the teacher's name. You can also select in-store pickup or purchase in-store anytime. The books will be signed by the author the day of the event.

Order your SIGNED copies below.


[Top photo from left to right: Lisa Moore Ramée photographed by Rod Searcey, Mapmaker final cover art]

Event date: 

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Event address: 

Local Schools
Danville, CA 94526
MapMaker By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063039421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

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Something to Say By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062836724
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 4th, 2021

A Good Kind of Trouble By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062836694
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - June 16th, 2020