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.
For extra fun (this isn’t from a book) check out Dan Meth’s Fantasy World Map:
What’s your favorite fantasy land?