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Mapmaker's Mistake

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by Meilani Schijvens  US United States

April 20, 2022   |    447 views    |   0 reviews / comments

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Mapmaker's Mistake by Meilani Schijvens. Book coverHow far would you go to change your fate … and the fate of your kingdom?

The Mapmaker’s Mistake follows the adventures of Asha as she uses her skills with a sword to reforge her destiny with the help of her friends. Together the girls use diplomacy, espionage, and sharpened steel to circumvent an unstoppable army.

Every page you turn there is a new surprise. — Adeline, age 11

Meilani Schijvens weaves a tale about strength and finding inner courage despite the obstacles. With relatable heroines, adventures, and excitement at every turn, The Mapmaker’s Mistake is sure to enthrall and captivate young readers.

Author's Note: 

I made up this story for my now high school boys when they were much younger. They loved me reading to them, but I wanted to take them hiking on Alaska’s trails. So I made up an epic adventure with plenty of sword fighting, action, and adventure to keep them interested, and a smart female heroine - because it was my story after all. The story lasted all summer long, along so many wild trails. I always ended on a cliffhanger, which left them begging me to take them hiking again. It took me years to finally write the story down, and my boys helped me edit and improve it – since they were the ages of the main characters.

About the Author

Meilani Schijvens writes children's fiction and is the owner of Rain Coast Fables. Meilani is also the owner of Rain Coast Data, a research and economic consulting firm. Ms. Schijvens has authored hundreds of economic publications. Her work has been cited by several national publications, including the New York Times and the Washington Post.

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