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.
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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...
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...
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.
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...
July 14, 2017
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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...
September 07, 2017
I have been a huge fan of Katherine Rundell ever since I curled up with ROOFTOPPERS on a sunny afternoon in England. And though this was very different, it... might actually be my favorite of her works to date.
The world of the Amazon is brought into stark, poetic clarity--as one always expects f...
September 09, 2017
I absolutely loved this book. It's a fantastic story about friendship and adventures. The four main characters in this book -- Fred, Lila, Con, and Max -- are such vivid, raw, and real characters, and I completely adored every single one of them. This book always left me wanting more -- more of t...
September 01, 2017
Katherine Rundell's done it again! I couldn't stop reading and finished it in one day. I loved the characters, how she was describing the jungle and I may have even shed some tears because of the last two chapters... Just a beautifully written story for everyone who loves adventure-stories, with...
May 28, 2017
This is an exciting children's adventure story, about a group of four children who find themselves alone in the Amazon jungle after their plane crashes. Fred has always wanted to be an explorer, but is a bit scared to have his dream come true so quickly. Con, initially moody and unimpressed by th...
June 11, 2017
I’ve just come back from the Amazon jungle - well at least after reading Rundell’s The Explorer it certainly feels that way. I can almost taste the sweat and the smell of roasted birds and fish .’The Explorer’ is an exciting tale of caimans, tarantulas, piranhas and four ‘undercooked adults’ who...