The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us to distant lands on wondrous travels. Put a map at the start of a book, and we know an adventure is going to follow. Displaying this truth with beautiful full-color illustrations, The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storyteller It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and drawing: Maps have a unique power to transport us...

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Title:The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands
Author:Huw Lewis-Jones
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:022659663X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Writer's Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands Reviews

  • vaderbird
    Nov 13, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

    a beautiful compilation of maps: medieval and modern, literary and historical, classical and fantastical. worlds come together in an enchanting visual journey through the human imagination. ...

    The book I gave myself, lover of maps to places real and imaginary, for Christmas. Recommended for like-minded souls. Wonderful. ...

    Wished it contained so many more maps, but it was overall a very impressive gorgeous book. ...

  • Clay
    Dec 21, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

    a beautiful compilation of maps: medieval and modern, literary and historical, classical and fantastical. worlds come together in an enchanting visual journey through the human imagination. ...

    The book I gave myself, lover of maps to places real and imaginary, for Christmas. Recommended for like-minded souls. Wonderful. ...

  • Jill
    Dec 03, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

  • Kookie
    Nov 30, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

  • Nick Roark
    Dec 07, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

    a beautiful compilation of maps: medieval and modern, literary and historical, classical and fantastical. worlds come together in an enchanting visual journey through the human imagination. ...

    The book I gave myself, lover of maps to places real and imaginary, for Christmas. Recommended for like-minded souls. Wonderful. ...

    Wished it contained so many more maps, but it was overall a very impressive gorgeous book. ...

    Spectacular ...

  • Jim
    Dec 27, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

  • Sissel
    Dec 24, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

  • Kristine
    Oct 23, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

  • Tony
    Oct 27, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

  • Pop Bop
    Jul 13, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

  • Paul
    Sep 22, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

  • Nostalgia Reader
    Dec 04, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

  • Janet
    Oct 11, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

  • Marc Cooper
    Oct 24, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

  • Kendra
    Aug 27, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

  • Cheya
    Oct 13, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

  • Etienne
    Jul 09, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

  • Ivan
    Dec 27, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

  • Laurie
    Jan 08, 2019

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

  • Vintage
    Nov 23, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

  • The Bookish Hooker
    Jul 10, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

  • Critterbee❇
    Jul 16, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

  • Audrey Adamson
    Aug 14, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

  • The Book Addict (Bite-Sized Reviews)
    Nov 01, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

    a beautiful compilation of maps: medieval and modern, literary and historical, classical and fantastical. worlds come together in an enchanting visual journey through the human imagination. ...

  • Aanja Charis
    Dec 09, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

  • Cat
    Nov 14, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

  • Anyta Vance
    Jan 07, 2019

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

  • Literary Soirée
    Jul 12, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

  • Mark Hamilton
    Oct 17, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...

    This is a book that needs to be held with two hands. It?s a beautifully printed, heavy thing where the maps provide most of the value. The words (and their authors) are of variable quality, but oh! the maps. The maps printed are not only those from the authors' books, but cover much ...

    I'll be honest: I didn't read many of the essays. I found most of them to be more about the authors than the actual maps. There were a few that piqued my interest; Phillip Pullman gave an inside look and the creation of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter was very interesting. The bes...

    This is a big book, an expensive book; but it's just so beautiful that I couldn't resist it. A collection of articles by various writers and artists - mostly of fantasy - about the imaginary worlds and their maps that they have loved and invented in their own turn. Pages and page of be...

    Absolute pleasure and joy to read this book! I love maps, real and imaginary, and made many when I was growing up. I even created them for my daughter when she was small to enhance Santa letters from the North Pole! This book was a pure pleasure that I can't wait to purchase (I only ha...

    The Writer's Map by Huw Lewis-Jones et. al. is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-October. This book is split into 4 parts: the concept of imagined lands, then writing/creating/reading its maps. A multitude of authors each contribute about implementing geographic and archi...

    This is a really gorgeous book, there?s no doubt about it. I could spend hours poring over the maps featured - they?re lovingly rendered and really pop, even when reproduced in a size far smaller than the original. The quality of the essays inside vary dramatically by writer - some...

    Gorgeous collection and discussion about the beautiful maps, real, historic, imagined, created, etc as they have appeared in our favorite books over the years. Featured are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, C.S. Lewis, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, J.K. Rowling, L. F...

    I love this book, but most enthralling are the illustrations. Some essays are just too idiosyncratic for my taste; I would have preferred a more narrow focus on the illustrations themselves rather than what often happens a spring board for the writer of the essay to talk about his own ...

    I absolutely adore this book, especially as a cartographer of my own (fictional) works. I could spend hours and hours just sitting with this book in my lap, gazing at the art and reading all the passages. Enchanting is the best way I?d describe this number. ...

    Such a beautiful book. I love it. ...

    Gorgeous pictures and maps. Great for anyone who loves maps in books or maps in general. ...

    a beautiful compilation of maps: medieval and modern, literary and historical, classical and fantastical. worlds come together in an enchanting visual journey through the human imagination. ...

    The book I gave myself, lover of maps to places real and imaginary, for Christmas. Recommended for like-minded souls. Wonderful. ...

    Wished it contained so many more maps, but it was overall a very impressive gorgeous book. ...

    Spectacular ...

    ...

  • 1b2gmama
    Jul 22, 2018

    This book is enchanting! I love it! I bought it for my son as he loves maps, geography, fantasy, history, imagination and the list goes on. For avid readers of children's literature particularly fantasy and magic (Harry Potter, Narnia, LOTR, etc) the book has detailed black and w...

    I have read a ton in my life but never a book like The Writer's Map, which is a wonder! So captivating to look at and read, this gorgeous book contains the world ? literally ? within its 167 full-color images. Included are medieval maps and others related to the classics, sci-fi an...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it! It?s one of the first things we discover as children, reading and dr...

    3.5 stars. A love letter to literary maps, written by 24 writers and illustrators. Each brief essay gives the reader a glimpse into the author?s childhood, creative process, what maps they?ve found to be most influential on their careers as illustrators of maps or authors of boo...

    The Writer?s Map has to be one of the most interesting concepts for a book that I?ve seen in quite some time. Within its pages, the reader is introduced to the great imaginary literary worlds and the maps that inspired them and the maps that came from their stories and descriptions...

    A delightful book about maps. I loved it so much! ...

    A Very Mixed Bag of "Story-Maps" Read this book blurb carefully - "The Writer?s Map is an atlas of the journeys that our most creative storytellers have made throughout their lives.". It tells you more about this book than perhaps the publisher intended. A great deal of the text, ...

    Editor Huw Lewis-Jones collects the personal connections, the nuts and bolts of mapmaking, and the history of. Also, a ton of great maps! If you?ve ever dogeared or bookmarked that page in the front of the book, this is for you! It is an absolute joy to discover how storytelling and ...

    No really what I was expecting. I would have taken more maps and less writing. This is an interesting concept and the maps are beautiful. Just not necessarily the way I would have done it or wanted it. Good idea but the execution could have been better! ...

    Really nice book about fictional maps, map and world making and the art/craft of writing. Doesn't work well on a Kindle (or i don't know how to do it) because the captions and art aren't together. i'll be buying this for a gift. Netgalley was kind in letting me have a review copy. ...

    What a delightful book. Different authors talk about their love of maps and how they?ve used maps in their stories. It will make a great coffee table book as you enjoy looking at the pictures of maps featured on literature. Expect more than a coffee book, though. You?ll want to spe...

    We love maps and atlases. We have a very large collection of atlases, and maps adorn most of our walls. Jim likes historical and topographic maps, and I prefer maps of fantasy lands. This gorgeous book, which features all kinds of maps along with essays about them, is the perfect addit...

    A collection of writers', cartographers', artists' and scholars' accounts of maps of fictional places and how maps influence and guide fiction writing. While many of the essays included here are beautifully written and thought-provoking, every contributor is white, and although a few m...

    (I was given a free, digital ARC of this book and the honest thoughts & opinions in the review below are my own.) Love meandering down an unknown road? Love a good book whose setting is so very real in your head? Do you miss the days of sitting in the backseat of your parent's s...