Grade-school geography teaches that Earth has seven continents, but that's not the case in The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon, a new book for middle-graders by Vermont author S.S. Taylor. New land is constantly being discovered in this dystopian novel, which chronicles the adventures of the West children: tomboy M.K., dauntless Zander and bookish Kit. After the mysterious death of their father, a master explorer, the orphaned trio follows his clues to half of a secret map that raises more questions than it answers. Simultaneously foreign and jarringly familiar, this steampunk world of gadgets and gold treasure is imaginatively captured by illustrator Katherine Roy, a graduate of White River Junction's Center for Cartoon Studies.
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