Camilla, Cartographer

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$16.99  $15.80
Magination Press
Publish Date
10.1 X 8.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.68 pounds

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About the Author

Julie Dillemuth, PhD, is a spatial cognition geographer and children's writer. She is passionate about writing picture books for children that help develop spatial thinking skills. Her stories have appeared in Highlights for Children and Odyssey magazines. She is also the author of Lucy in the City and Mapping My Day. Visit and follow her on Facebook: @JulieDillemuthBooks

Laura Wood is an independent illustrator currently based in Milan, Italy. Her work can be found in textbooks, advertising campaigns, digital apps, and editorial publications. But mostly she likes to illustrate picture books in order to bring stories to life.
She is also the illustrator of Lucy and the City and Mapping My Day. Her favorite things include coffee, dancing, and visiting new places. She is proudly represented by the lovely people at Good Illustration Agency. Visit her at and follow on Facebook: @LauraWoodIllustration and Instagram: @laura_wood_illustration


Nominated for the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

"Through this engaging story, children will be shown the benefits of using and creating maps of their own. Camilla is a lovable main character. She's smart, kind, and adventurous.... A fun way to get children interested in cartography, this book lends itself to many lessons inside and outside of a classroom." ---School Library Journal

"Wood's delightful illustrations and Dillemuth's expertise in the matter engage readers in the woodland creatures' adventures. In addition, Dillemuth, who holds a doctorate in geography, provides activities in the backmatter for parents and caregivers to help children develop their own spatial-reasoning skills, such as sketching and reading maps or using cardinal directions. An adorable adventure in cartography." --Kirkus Reviews

"The text is clear and engaging, the art charming and inviting. Together they create a story that should stir the reader's imagination and make them eager to start making their own maps--of their room, their house, their neighborhood, their world. Mapmaking has rarely looked more fun and cozy." --New York Journal of Books