The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Into the Wild

Read The Explorer Online Free - From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes.

Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.

Title : The Explorer
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ISBN : 1481419455
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Hannah rated it ★★★☆☆

October 16, 2017

Fred is on a six-seater plane headed to England from Manaus when the pilot stops breathing. The airplane crashes into the canopy of the Amazon jungle, and Fred later wakes in the wreckage to discover that he and three other children are alive but lost. With no hope of being found or getting home,...

Kiran rated it ★★★★★

May 26, 2017

I have FEELINGS about this book. It's full of Rundell's trademark warmth, wit, & staggering scene setting - you feel the heat of the jungle, taste the kids' fear & hope, all the myriad details - & the utter exuberance of the adventure is joyful. I love every one of Rundell's stories b...

Simon rated it ★★★☆☆

February 03, 2018

Fred, Lila, Max and Con all end up lost survivors of a plane crash in the Amazon forest, how will they survive? What follows is a delightful adventure story as we follow their mildly perilous journey to try and get home. I loved that this was both a nod to adventure stories of the victorians as w...

Katerina rated it ★★☆☆☆

November 14, 2017

5.5 out of 10 I compare this story with middle grade books from my childhood (I mean Treasure Island and such) and The Explorer is not that good. I wanted more danger situations, more of friendship and adventure.

Bridget rated it ★★★★★

June 26, 2017

What a gloriously wonderful book. The completely absorbing story of four children whose plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, they are utterly alone and learn to survive using common sense and good luck. The pace is great, the things that happen to the children all seem to fit with the situation ev...

Ms. rated it ★★★☆☆

July 14, 2017

E ARc from Four children flying back to England in a vague post WWII period crash in the Amazon when their pilot has a fatal medical issue. From there, Fred, Con, Lila, and her five year old brother Max have to try to make it to get help in Manaus, Brazil. Along the way, they find cl...

Robin rated it ★★★★★

June 19, 2017

Katherine is one of the best writers in children's literature at the moment, and this is another tour de force from her. Lush, beautifully imagined, heartfelt, wildly exciting, it transported me to the Amazon and made me live with its characters until the end (although I was crying so hard during...

Booklunatic rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

4 stars Nice story, beautifully illustrated. But it can't measure up to the wonderful "Rooftoppers"...

Michele rated it ★★★★★

June 14, 2017

Fantastic adventure book. What I love about Katherine Rundell's books is the way they tell an amazing tale, yet weaves in themes ideas that make you think about how you do things. Hand this book to kids who love Hatchet and Watt Key's books.

Karina rated it ★★★★★

March 13, 2018

I’m so glad that I finally got rid of my reading slump and all thanks to this book! The Explorer is about four children, Fred, Lila, Con, and Max, who had an aircraft accident and got stranded in the Amazon Jungle. And the book is telling a story about how these for kids survived in the jungle, d...

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