New York Times Best Seller
 Mystery of the Maps book release

Kory Merritt

April 23, 2016
time to come

North Texas Teen Book Festival
Irving Convention Center
500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
Irving, TX 75039

Kory Merritt

May 14, 2016
8:45am-5:00pm

Rochester Teen Book Festival
Nazareth College
4245 East Ave.
Rochester, NY 14618

Mystery of the Maps Reviews
"Bright, animated colors and zippy cartoonlike action make for an easily accessible first offering that provides just enough exposition to hook young readers and keep them seeking out subsequent adventures. A peppily paced adventure yarn sure to delight fans of the franchise, both old and new."
(Kirkus)
"Based on the online role-playing game developed by the ever-popular Jeff Kinney, this new adventure comic series gets off to a flying start... The lively art mirrors that on the website, featuring bold, colorful panels and characters with giant heads and expressive eyes. Fans of the online game will delight in reading a story about one of Poptropica's many islands, and newcomers will have no trouble falling into this adventure."
(Booklist)
"Fans of the game will recognize the pop-eyed humans, the vibrant islands, and the quest-focused storylines, but even readers who have never heard Poptropica will get the fun right away... Both game buffs and newbies will likely find this the perfect amount of exposition and action, and they'll cheerfully await the next big adventure for this clever, unruly trio who face nose-picking Vikings and imminent peril with equal looks of dismay."
(Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)