Maps for Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
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A recent cartography project of mine involved four maps of regions of the United States for “Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooter” by Sally M.Walker, published by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. It’s a middle-grade nonfiction narrative of American Indian soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Mapmaking gives me a chance to dive into my more technical side. My other illustrative work is typically in the fantasy/fairy tale realm, but usually when I work on maps I am drawing real places. Figuring out the map layout in order to show all the necessary elements is like a puzzle, and I love puzzles!

Elisabeth Alba
Turners Falls, USA

Elisabeth is an illustrator of middle grade, YA, fantasy, fairy tale, and new age subjects, as well as cartography. Elisabeth was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but most of … Show more.

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