A retelling, in a very simple and fun way, of Homer's Odyssey. Max and the Map was written by American writer Edward Alan Kurtz, a well-travelled author who has already written a variety of travel books. He spent many years living in Hawaii and now lives and writes in Thailand. As well as writing for the travel genre, the author has created many children's books, both fiction and nonfiction. His travels have given him great inspiration especially for his stories.