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The Uprising

By Eirlys Hunter
Illustrated by Kirsten Slade

In this follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers' Race, the Santander children are drawn into a community’s rebellion against a despot and use their mapping skills to avert an environmental scam.

Sal, Joe, Francie and Humphrey Santander are mapmakers looking for their father, a famous explorer who disappeared on his last expedition. Their search takes them to Cruxcia, where the people are fighting to protect their land from the all-powerful Grania Trading Company. The Santanders’ mapping skills may be the missing piece in the Cruxcian race to save the ancient valley—and the key to reuniting their family.

  • Part detective story and part adventure
  • Resonant contemporary themes: revolution, environment, indigenous land ownership
  • Follow-up to the internationally successful The Mapmakers' Race: widely reviewed, strong sales, chosen for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021 in the UK, Indie Booksellers Summer reading catalogue 2019 Australia, an IBBY Honour Book

About the author

Eirlys Hunter is the author of seven children’s books as well as a novel and short stories for adults, and has taught children’s writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

About the illustrator

Kirsten Slade is an illustrator, writer and creator of comics. Born in Liverpool, England, and an immigrant three times over, she now lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She has a BA in Printmaking from American University in Washington, DC.

ISBN: 9781776574049
Imprint: Gecko Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 3, 2021
Dimensions: 0 x 0mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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