The Mapmaker's Children

The Mapmaker's Children

Large Print - 2015
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Sarah Brown becomes one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers, hiding her maps within her paintings. Eden, a modern woman desperate to have a child, moves to an old house and discovers the remains of an Underground Railroad doll in the root cellar--a doll with an extraordinary past of secret messages, danger and deliverance.
Publisher: Waterville, Miane : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410483454
Branch Call Number: LPF MCCOY, SARAH
Characteristics: 559 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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ArapahoeDiane Jul 11, 2018

This was like reading two stories at once. The story of John Brown's family and the UGRR was intriguing and showed the courage of everyone involved in the underground railroad. The second story was about a young couple moving into a house that had been used in the underground railroad circuit and finding a doll's head in the cellar. I loved the way the two stories came together in the end.

LoganLib_Phoebe Oct 15, 2015

A fascinating story told across past and present with memorable characters (of the canine variety too). A section at the back tells the true history of Sarah Brown.

Sep 06, 2015

'The Mapmaker's Children' was a book with an intriguing title with one character based on the life and work of infamous John Brown's daughter Sarah. The other main character Eden lives in what she thinks is a home in West Virginia that entirely for market value she wants to get on the National Register.
McCoy has put together a page-turning story from the Civil War and our own time. Sarah finds ways to use her art to further the Abolitionist cause while Eden heals from the the heartbreak of childlessness.


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