Mapping Sam

By Joyce Hesselberth

Hardcover edition

Publisher HarperCollins Imprint Greenwillow Bks. ISBN


Awards and Honors 2019 Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award Winner, Beginning Nonfiction
MRLS Cream of the Crop - 2019
NYPL Best Books for Kids - 2018

Mapping Sam

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Maps can show us streets and subways and cities and countries. But they can also
show us what we can’t see, what we can only imagine, or how to build something. In
Joyce Hesselberth’s Mapping Sam, a cat named Sam puts her family to bed, and
then—when all is quiet—heads out to explore her neighborhood. As Sam follows her
customary path, wandering farther and farther away from home, readers encounter
different kinds of maps illuminating different points of view and the various spots Sam
visits. Finally, when Sam reaches her favorite place and confirms that all is well, she
heads back home, climbs onto a cozy bed, and falls asleep.

An ideal read-aloud for classrooms and libraries, the book features a page of
background information as well as various maps and map terms throughout. Perfect
for fans of Lynne Rae Perkins’s Frank and Lucky Get Schooled and Peter Reynolds’s
The Dot.
Full-color illustrations created with acrylic paint, gouache, and digital collage.
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