Val Ross was a renowned journalist and won a National
Newspaper Award. She was highly respected throughout the publishing
industry for her coverage of books and the people who create them.
She was an arts reporter at The Globe and Mail and her first
book, The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories was
nominated for many awards and won the Norma Fleck Award for
Canadian Children's non-fiction. Val Ross passed away in
Praise for The Road to There
"Filled with details and insights and written with a
storyteller's touch, this book will simultaneously inform and
-- School Library Journal [starred review] "Ross covers plenty of historical ground in this wide-ranging discussion of maps and mapmakers.... An eclectic presentation... fascinating to young people..."
-- Booklist "In 13 chapters (or stories), Ross charts a route, notable for its verve, vitality and scholarship .... [N]ew worlds will be sensed if not seen by her readers as they travel with her from There to Here."
-- The Globe and Mail ..".engaging... The most extraordinary feature is that the author...uses a short-story style, combining facts with a distinct narrative voice."