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The Explorer

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, and Hannah Horn

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By Katherine Rundell, and and, Hannah Horn

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306 reviews

After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone and in grave danger. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive and they have hope. As they negotiate
the wild jungle they begin to find signs that something – someone – has been there before them. Could there possibly be a way out after all?


07 Aug 2022

It was amazing

02 Aug 2022

This is by far on of my favorite books, adventure, survival and comedy that made me cry with laughter. All of the characters had amazing backstorys and now i will be reading more Katherine Rundell books from this day forth. Amazing!

02 Aug 2022

I chose the book ‘The Explorer’ because we read some of it at school and I was hooked! I like the book- the story plot, lore and back story. This book is set in the Amazon and I would recommend this book to people who like adventure stories. It is a chapter book with lovely detailed pen and ink illustrations by Hannah Horn at the start of each chapter.

31 Jul 2022

It was ok

30 Jul 2022

A very exiting adventure story

30 Jul 2022

An amazing adventure story that is rich in description. I loved how the friendship develops between the children and then with the Explorer. My favourite part was the relationship between Lila and Baca and I was delighted with the ending for them. I liked how Katherine Rundell introduces the topic of conservation and western influences in the rainforest through the Explorer. It really made me think.

28 Jul 2022

This is such a creative book and it makes an image in my head of what Katherine Randell is describing. I love that it’s set in a jungle and it’s all about what adventures they go on and what went wrong and how they can fix the problem.

The reason why I didn’t give it 5 stars is because she sometimes uses the same describing word a bit to much so it then makes me a bit bored, but other than that this book is one I recommend.

28 Jul 2022

It was a great adventure story, exciting and interesting.

25 Jul 2022

This book is highly recommended for people who like adventure stories and who are also in for a bit of comedy attached to it. It's very exciting and also a gripping story of those whose adventures ended up being their careers, for example; Bear Grylls.

25 Jul 2022

Great book!

24 Jul 2022

- Liked the adventure
- Liked the survival
- Liked how they escaped the forest
- Would recommend to a friend

21 Jul 2022

I really liked this book. It was funny and adventurous and I would definitely recommend it.

21 Jul 2022

I loved this book because it had lots of cliff hangers. I loved every single part of this book! I would recommend this book to everyone!

21 Jul 2022

It is a very exciting and adventurous book. It is fiction and the person I like best is Fred, because he likes climbing trees and isn't afraid of trying something new.
I would recommend it to someone else.

16 Jul 2022

I liked this book because it was very exciting and adventurous

14 Jul 2022

Good story

12 Jul 2022

I like it

05 Jul 2022

I liked this book as it was all about adventure and the kids did everything they could to survive in the jungle.
I liked the boy named Fin as he was the most passionate about surviving in the jungle. He was also the one who kept the group together.
I would recommend this book to someone who likes action and adventure as this book is all about adventure.

05 Jul 2022

A great story which keeps your interest throughout. Love the development of the characters with some surprises along the way.

05 Jul 2022

it is about 4 kids who crashed in the rain forest and it is like one of the best book I have seen
I love it

02 Jul 2022

I loved the adventures and humor.Con because of her sense of humor and Fred finds her annoying.Yes, because of its humor.

02 Jul 2022

It is a very engaging book about 4 children who land in the Amazon. But then they find evidence that someone has been there before them and someone might even be there now...

27 Jun 2022

I'm just speechless. All I can say is that it was one of the best books I've ever ready and would read it all over again. Amazing novel!!!

24 Jun 2022

I think this book is very exciting and always full of new adventures to go on.
It is an interesting novel by a great author all about a group of kids who's plane crashed on a journey so they had to work together in the forest to find their way back and they get some help from an explorer call Percy Fawcett.

09 Jun 2022

This book is amazing! I really like it and I recommend that people who like survival books read this. It was very tense and it shows what you can do to survive in the difficult places you are in! Read this book!

29 Mar 2022

This book is brilliant! I love how the kids all survive in the Amazon rainforest when their plane crashes. It's really exciting and there's some funny bits as well. I would definitely recommend this book!

02 Mar 2022

I found this book quite slow going. There are some excellent sections where it is fast paced and exciting; however, other sections seemed to take a while to get going.

26 Feb 2022

The best book ever.
Fiction it was an adventure story with great descriptions I recommended it to any one who loves adventure books.

18 Feb 2022

I would recommend it and I liked the character of Fred the best

07 Dec 2021

Adventurous, intense, beautiful, this book gave me the shivers

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