Finding your way

Here’s somebody else who loves maps in books. The best of them help you keep track of where you are AND can serve as a memento of a story you’ve loved. Poet Julie Larios offered her thoughts on literary maps in the May 2010 Horn Book Magazine.

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Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. The literary maps that sprang to my mind are the 100 Acre Wood ones that make up the endpapers of my hardcover Pooh books. Also, the map in the beginning of Wait Till Helen Comes. Wonderful article.

  2. Here’s a link to another wonderful blog post about literary maps, by a very talented Canadian blogger:

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