Canadian Award Winner

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The Norma Fleck Award recognizes outstanding non-fiction books for young people. The $10,000 award is the largest of its kind in Canadian Children's Literature.

2004 Norma Fleck Award Winner
Val Ross for The Road to There (Tundra Books)

Andrea Deakin writes:
Val Ross is a well-known and respected journalist who has won a National Newspaper Award. She is the deputy comment editor at "The Globe and Mail". This is her first book.
"The Road to There: Mapmakers and their Stories" introduces children to several mapmakers and reflects on how their characters and the times influenced the way they worked. There is Cheng Ho, a Fifteenth Century Chinese admiral whose travels were suddenly limited by a change in government; slaves on the run who were guided by specially-pieced quilts; Henry the Navigator, the Portuguese prince who had a passion for exploration, Lewis and Clark, Captain Cook, and a woman who mapped the streets of London. Ms. Ross writes of fraudsters who changed maps for gain; present investigators who who try and to map the ocean floor, and those who practice aerial photography, mapping not only the present, but also the past.
The book contains reproductions of contemporary maps, illustrations, and photographs and ends with a chapter by chapter bibliography.
"The Road to There" is also the 2003 winner of the Mr. Christie Book Award Seal; included in VOYA's ninth annual Nonfiction Honor List and
shorlisted for the Children's Literature Roundtable Information Book of the Year.

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