- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Trillo Books (November 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1938723023
- ISBN-13: 978-1938723025
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,863,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Els Oot and the Mapmaker Paperback – November 1, 2012
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About the Author
Nelson Suit has loved animal stories since he was small, whether it was reading the adventures of Rat and Mole in "The Wind in the Willows" or following Basil the mouse detective in solving the great mysteries and crimes of the mouse world in "Basil of Baker Street". He also loves being out of doors, in among woods and streams and believes that wild spaces bring important insights to our lives. "Els Oot and the Mapmaker" is Nelson’s first published children’s book, although he has practiced many, many nights telling these and other stories to his son and daughter (mostly in an effort to have them fall asleep). Nelson believes in the power of stories to help us understand the world around us. He is the author of a book of poems titled "Songs of Galangal". He is also currently working on a sequel to Els Oot and the Mapmaker as well as a time-travel adventure for adults (or at least the older children amongst us). Information about his books and his thoughts on writing in the digital age can be found on his website at Wordcapering.com. On days when he is not writing, Nelson practices law. He is particularly interested in the possibility of digital media in making laws more transparent. Nelson studied history and literature at Yale University and has a law degree from Harvard Law School.
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The book is reminiscent of The Hobbit in its sense of adventure and The Wind in the Willows in its characters. And there are some great lines that reflect a child's view of the world: "He had the feeling that he was climbing to the clouds, to a private world where things were exactly what one imagined because there was no one there who could tell you that it was not."
There are charming pencil sketches scattered throughout; I especially like the depiction of Trillo. Altogether, it's an imaginative and engaging story--with sequels to come, I suspect.