Fogrunner

Navigators aren’t just athletes. They’re highly-trained map readers, efficient runners, and above all, decision makers. At last, here’s a tale of adventure and growth set in a place where map reading and navigation skills are keys to success. Sylvan lives on the most remote "island" in the Archipelago, a series of ridgetops surrounded not by water, but by vast, fog-filled valleys which are traversed only by specialized Navigators. Already gifted with an extraordinary memory for every place he's ever been, Sylvan dreams of becoming a Fogrunner, like the father he’s never met, delivering important messages through the lands beneath the fog. When Bernhard Krummholz, a rare passing Navigator, teaches him to read maps, and offers to take him along on his adventures, Sylvan must confront not only mist-shrouded canyons and flooded forests, but stolen maps, pack train raiders, rumors of his father’s demise, and his growing sibling rivalry. Slot canyons, floating bogs, braided rivers. Everything was there on the map...or was it? This new book by Alaskan writer and orienteer Jen Jolliff offers entertainment and learning for readers of any age and navigation ability. You'll come away from reading Fogrunner with an increased understanding of and appreciation for map reading and decision making skills.
$20.55