Picture Book Puzzler: Oh the Places You’ll Go

January 16th, 2012 by Eliza Eliza

I have a not-so-secret love for maps in books. When reading a book, especially when it takes place in a fantastical land, I love to pore over the map, usually situated on the endpapers or first pages and study it. Then throughout the book, I’ll flip back and study it some more, as the characters embark on their journeys. I love reading the names of the countries, studying where the borders between lands lie, finding the natural formations like mountains or deserts, so I can picture it all more vividly in my mind. For this week’s Puzzler, I’ve gathered together some of my most favorite maps from children’s books. Can you name the book based on the map of its fantastical land? Put your guesses in the comments below.

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For extra fun (this isn’t from a book) check out Dan Meth’s Fantasy World Map:

What’s your favorite fantasy land?

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4 Responses to “Picture Book Puzzler: Oh the Places You’ll Go”

  1. I love this post! These are the ones I could name:

    1. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
    3. Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    8. Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
    9. Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    10. Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
    11. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
    12. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

  2. Caitlin von Schmidt says:

    2. The Phantom Tollbooth
    4. The Hobbit

  3. Eliza says:

    Here are the answers:
    1. Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
    2. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
    4. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    5. D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri & Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
    6. Alanna series by Tamora Pierce
    7. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
    8. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
    9. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    10. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K LeGuin
    11. Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

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