The Explorer (Hardcover)

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Great for fans of Hatchet! Four kids are flying over the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes. The pilot doesn't make it, so these four have to band together to figure out how to survive. When they start to find unexpected clues left behind by another explorer, they take their chances and head on a new adventure that they can only hope leads them home.

— From What Sarah is reading

Hatchett in the Amazon! There was a plane crash that left four young people to survive to find a way back to their families. A great book for adventure readers and Lost or Castaway fans. I loved every chapter and already miss the characters. 

— From What Mackenzie is reading


Parents’ Choice Recommended

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.

About the Author

Katherine Rundell is the author of RooftoppersCartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, The Explorer, and The Good Thieves. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481419451
ISBN-10: 1481419455
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 336
Language: English