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The Explorer

The Explorer
 

Award-winning author Katherine Rundell returns with a new story of adventure, survival and bravery. Told in her unique voice and inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotsen's beloved Journey to the River Sea, this is the must have book of the year

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ISBN 9781408854884
Barcode 9781408854884
Published 10 August 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Rundell, Katherine
Illustrated by Horn, Hannah
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781408854884
ISBN-10 1408854880
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Children's Books
Publication Date 10 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Rundell, Katherine
Illustrated by Horn, Hannah
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 766701

Description of this Electronic Book

Winner of the Children's Book Prize Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award Winner of the London Book Fair Children's Travel Book of the Year Shortlisted for the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award, Children's category Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal '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 ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Readers are plunged, quite literally into a wildly exciting adventure ... Rundell's rich, descriptive prose will transport her young readers to a mesmerising world where they can swim with river dolphins, eat a tarantula and discover a ruined city ... One of our most talented writers for children

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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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