From ancient maps to computer maps, kids learn the language, function, and beauty of maps. Profiles of mapmakers highlight this unusual career. A beautifully designed four-color tour of the topic. Walking tour maps, brain scans, satellite maps and subway maps show large and small worlds on flat surfaces. Kids learn how maps are put together in layers like sandwiches, how to use a map to get oriented, and the use of hundreds of different maps. They meet mapmakers who personalize the art of cartography. Karen Romano Young was a PW Flying Start. She is the author of several novels and nonfiction books. Her excitement about maps is contagious.