YA: S. S. Taylor

Monday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.

The Expeditioners and King Triton's Lair

We are happy to welcome back S. S. Taylor with the second volume in her fabulous Expeditioners series. If you love steampunk, nifty gadgets, maps, and adventure then The Expeditioners is for you.

Kit, Zander, and M. K. West are settling into their new lives as students at the Academy for the Exploratory Sciences when Kit finds another mysterious map left for him by their father, the brilliant, famous — and presumed dead — explorer Alexander West. Why did Alexander leave the maps behind, and why are government agents so determined to seize them? What is really going on in a mysterious and unknown stretch of the Caribbean, famous for its violent storms and shipwrecks? And what is the huge contraption M. K. is building in her workshop? As two world powers come to the brink of war, Kit must find a deadly hidden island and unlock its secrets, hoping he has the courage to follow the trail of maps, wherever it may lead.

"Full of kid power......adventure served with heaping helpings of cleverness" - Kirkus Reviews

"...At its core, this is a novel of resilience, with the war serving as both a life-changing event and no more than the background noise of an impoverished existence. Full of intriguing characters and lots of surprises…readers of literary fiction and 20th-century historical, as well as fans of wacky humor, will find it an excellent choice.” —*STARRED REVIEW* Library Journal

S. S. Taylor has been fascinated by maps ever since the age of 10, when she discovered an error on a map of her neighborhood and wondered if it was really a mistake. She has a strong interest in books of all kinds, expeditions, old libraries, mysterious situations, long-hidden secrets, missing explorers, and traveling to known and unknown places. 

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Monday, October 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
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The Expeditioners and the Secret of King Triton's Lair Cover Image
By S. S. Taylor, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781940450209
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Published: McSweeney's - September 23rd, 2014

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon Cover Image
By S. S. Taylor, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781938073717
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Published: McSweeney's - December 3rd, 2013