The Explorer

Katherine Rundell; Hannah Horn (Illustrator)

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Go on an adventure with Katherine Rundell ...

Winner of the Children's Book Prize

Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
Winner of the London Book Fair Children's Travel Book of the Year

'I loved The Explorer' Jacqueline Wilson

'Rundell is now unarguably in the FIRST RANK' Philip Pullman
From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.
As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.
Except, it seems, someone has been there before them.


By Claudia, Wonder Club 

Stranded in the Amazon jungle, Con, Lila, Fred and Max have to learn to fend for themselves. At first they are terrified, but then they start to understand the over powering beauty of the rainforest. From Sloths to rooftops, this has got to be one of the best books I have ever read. It is a wonderful page turner, and you never know what you will find in the next chapter.

It is also a fantastic mix of adventure and mystery, with plane crashes, raft building and tree climbing as just a few of the amazing adventures the children have. I loved this book so much, because at one point Katherine Rundell had me crying, then biting my nails and then screaming with joy. I would definitely recommend this book to kids of all ages, and adults too, because if your bored at home on a rainy day, what better place is there to loose yourself than the Amazon?

Isabella, Wonder Club

I really loved reading this book because it was full of adventures. The moral of the story is that everyone should be courageous and persist no matter what. It is a very happy story and made me feel like I was in the story. Everyone would enjoy this book, especially those who love adventure.


ISBN: 9781408882191
Publication Date: 02-Jan-2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc