Meet Hugo, the apprentice mapmaker with a knack for discovering the weirdest of places...

When Christopher Columbus wannabe Rupert Lilywhite decides to set sail and discover a new land, he employs Walter Bailey and his 12-year-old nephew Hugo as the ship’s mapmakers.

But when the intrepid pair are dispatched to investigate a mystery mist-shrouded island, they’re in for a shock. Arriving on a beach of purple sand, it seems like paradise — until Walter is snatched by a giant flying rat.

Even in his wildest dreams, Hugo didn’t expect to end up stranded on an island where bloodthirsty Buffalogres want to eat him for dinner.

Now it’s up to him to rescue his uncle, with the help of some weird and wonderful creatures — including Pigasus the Flutterhog, Delphina the water-breathing merphin and Savage, the tiny, but fearless, mouse — in a whirlwind adventure which will require all his skills...

The first in an upbeat adventure-fantasy series, The Mapmakers Monsters: Beware The Baffalogre sees Shrek meet Pirates of the Caribbean in a fast-paced tale of monsters, maps and mayhem.

Presspack has four copies of The Mapmakers Monsters: Beware The Baffalogre to give away to lucky Presspackers!

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, can you name two of the weird and wonderful creatures who will help Hugo to rescue his uncle? Send your answer, along with your name, age, address and Presspack number to the usual address or e-mail

  • The Mapmakers Monsters: Beware The Baffalogre, by Rob Stevens, is available now, priced £5.99.