Summer Reading no. 17: The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat. Beautifully written book. A little darker / more intense than I was expecting in parts (could’ve done without the description of the whalers in the middle), but all in all, a great high seas adventure.
I can think of few more unfortunate names or characters than Eustace Scrubb. Fortunately, by the end of C.S. Lewis' The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Eustace becomes a much better person due to his experiences as a temporary dragon. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is one of my favorite entries in the Chronicles of Narnia. I decided to illustrate one of Reepicheep's nightly chats with the dragon Eustace, (mainly as an excuse to draw the valiant mouse.) Part of the gilded green ship can be seen in the background.
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