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The Explorer

The Explorer

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781408882191
Barcode 9781408882191
Published 1 July 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Rundell, Katherine
Illustrated by Horn, Hannah
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ISBN-13 9781408882191
ISBN-10 1408882191
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 1 July 2018
International Publication Date 2 January 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rundell, Katherine
Illustrated by Horn, Hannah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 393g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Amazon River Region - Juvenile fiction
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 885500

Description of this Book

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 ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Katherine Rundell just gets better and better. I loved The Explorer. On one level it's a very exciting adventure story of four children fighting for survival in the Amazon - but it's also saying profound things about human nature and love and loss * Jacqueline Wilson * I love every one of Katherine Rundell's stories, but she gets more assured each time - this was everything I wanted it to be and more. Read it! * Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars * A magnificent adventure * Abi Elphinstone * A triumph * Philip Pullman on The Wolf Wilder * The Explorer by @kdbrundell is the best Amazon adventure since Journey to the River Sea. A bold, beautiful celebration of hearts with claws * Lauren St John *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on John Donne, she is now a full-time writer and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night. Katherine is the bestselling author of The Wolf Wilder and Rooftoppers, which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award and was shortlisted for many others. In 2017 she was selected as one of Hay Festival's Hay30 influential young thinkers to watch. Hannah Horn is a UK-based artist who specialises in illustration, paint and printmaking. Born in Aberdeen, Hannah studied fashion illustration at the London College of Fashion. In her career thus far she has produced work for a diverse range of projects including fashion, print, skateboarding brands and album artwork. The Explorer is her first children's fiction illustration project.

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