Picture Book Puzzler: Map to Fantasyland

April 18th, 2011 by Eliza Eliza

I was so excited when I saw this wonderful map that combined so many of my favorite fantastical places into one realm.

Fantasy World Map by Dan Meth (danmeth.com)

It started me thinking about all the different and wonderful worlds I’ve been taken to by reading books. I’ve read about so many unique fantasy lands and each one still vividly comes alive in my memory just by saying its name, even if I haven’t read that book in years. Is it the same for you? Today’s puzzler is filled with favorite fantastical places from picture books, middle grade and young adult novels. How many books (or series of books) can you name based on its setting? Put your guesses in the comments and I’ll be back on Friday with the answers!

1. The Emerald City
2. Florin
3. Whoville
4. The Kingdom of Wisdom
5. Never-Neverland
6. Tortall
7. The Hundred Acre Wood
8. Rivendell
9. Prydain
10. Cair Paravel
11. Hogwarts
12. Lilliput
13. Cittagazze
14. Treegap
15. Camazotz
16. Ankh-Morpork
17. Fantastica
18. Earthsea
19. Panem
20. Mossflower Woods

These would all be included in my map of favorite fantastical places. I’d also add Wonderland and Where The Wild Things Are (but knew those would be too easy to guess for the puzzler). What places would you include in your own map? Also, if you love fantastical places, you’d love this book:

See you Friday!

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2 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Map to Fantasyland”

  1. Brenda Kahn says:

    1. The Emerald City – L. Frank Baum, Wonderful Wizard of Oz?
    2. Florin
    3. Whoville – Dr.Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas
    4. The Kingdom of Wisdom – Norton Juster – The Phantom Tollbooth
    5. Never-Neverland – James Barrie – Peter and Wendy
    6. Tortall – Tamora Pierce – several – the Alana Quartet, etc.
    7. The Hundred Acre Wood – A.A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh series
    8. Rivendell
    9. Prydain – Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain series – Black Cauldron, etc.
    10. Cair Paravel – C.S. Lewis – Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe
    11. Hogwarts – J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter series
    12. Lilliput – Jonathan Swift – Gulliver’s Travels
    13. Cittagazze
    14. Treegap
    15. Camazotz Madeline L’Engle
    16. Ankh-Morpork
    17. Fantastica
    18. Earthsea – Ursula K. LeGuin Earthsea trilogy
    19. Panem – Suzanne Collins – Hunger Games trilogy
    20. Mossflower Woods- Brian Jacques – Redwall series

  2. Looman Family says:

    Wow, great job getting most of them. Here are the rest-

    2. Florin-The Princess Bride
    8. Rivendell- The Lord of the Rings (series)
    13. Cittagazze-Northern Lights (series)
    14. Treegap- Tuck Everlasting
    16. Ankh-Morpork- Discworld (series)
    17. Fantastica- The Neverending Story

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