Winner of the 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award for Childrens Fiction.
"The Forgotten Map: Pie Rats Book 1 is a delight from start to finish. A children’s book with an artist’s touch; it is a treasure worth seeking." IndiReader
Whisker is a cyclone-surviving circus rat with a troublesome tail and a boat load of luck. When a strange ship pulls him out of the ocean, Whiskers new life as a Pie Rat apprentice begins. Welcome aboard the good ship Apple Pie - a peculiar pastry ship where cannons shoot mouldy pies, coloured pencils are used as peg-legs and the champion swords-rat fights with two scarlet scissor swords.
The Forgotten Map is the first instalment in the Pie Rat series for children age 8+. It includes maps, diagrams and character sketches. Fast moving passages of text take the reader on a swashbuckling adventure where danger and humour intertwine in true pirate fashion. The book takes a look at the meaning and importance of family through the desperate eyes of a young rat who has lost everything.
Book 1 in the Pie Rats series.
The Pie Rat series of illustrated novels are enthralling reads for children age 8-12. Woven throughout the witty text and detailed illustrations, are messages of hope, perseverance, loyalty, friendship and the importance of family. With a good dash of humour, excitement, and enthusiasm, Cameron’s books engage even the most reluctant readers.
Cameron Stelzer is an Australian author and illustrator with a passion for creating exciting children’s books and fostering a love of reading, writing and creativity in young people. He is one of Australia’s favourite children’s authors with books that engage, inspire and excite children.
Cameron’s books include the internationally award-winning Pie Rats series, the fun and zany Scallywags series, how-to-draw publications, and the Stroogle picture book series.
Cameron’s books have won many awards including the American Fiction Awards (Juvenile Fiction), International Book Awards, IndieReader Discovery Awards, Book Excellence Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards.