The Map (Jackaby #1.5)
Published by Algonquin Books on June 15th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Abigail hopes that her birthday will slip by unnoticed and uncelebrated, but her employer, detective of the supernatural R. F. Jackaby, has other plans. Using magical party crackers that teleport the pair to unknown destinations in time and space and a cryptic map that may lead to a forgotten treasure, Jackaby intends to give Abigail what he considers to be the best gift of all--adventure.
Abigail and Jackaby must tame an enormous (and carnivorous) rabbit, defend a castle, and master a dirigible if they want to find the treasure and get back to New Fiddleham alive.
An imaginative tale filled with a mysterious treasure hunt, magic creatures, and lighthearted humor. As with Jackaby, I tried my best to pace myself. Mainly because the story is incredibly short. Tha Map does not disappoint! Abigail and Jackaby return in a thrilling treasure hunt. Literally transported through time with party poppers, Abigail and Jackaby follow an ancient map, encountering humans turned into fruitful vegetables, a gigantic hare, and a tribe of goblins. I cannot wait to see what supernatural phenomenon awaits the pair in the next book!