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The Explorer

Katherine Rundell, Hannah Horn

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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?


I really enjoyed the book and I found it very exciting the whole time. I liked all the different characters like the Explorer and the four children (Con, Fred, Lila and Max) because they all had their own characters and were all very different. It was a factual book and what interested me was how the children found the food and built shelter in the jungle. I would definitely recommend it to someone who is interested in survival and the jungle.

Director Nectarine Humdinger 29.08.2019

Started of quite a hard book to under stand but once you’ve made it to chapter 2 it is a lot more twisting and turning in good and scary parts recommend for age 9-12

Commander Pirate Stegosaurus 29.08.2019

love it

Dame Sapphire Sherbet 21.08.2019

This book is a great adventure story of 4 kids in the Amazon jungle.

Anonymous 13.08.2019

A story of mystery

Master Bruno Bobble-hat 10.08.2019

A great book i love it. it is fast-paced and action packed where 4 kids crash land in a jungle and have to find a way out again. I recommend it for ages 8 and up but great for older kids like me.

Countess Bijou Satellite 07.08.2019

Very good

Marshal Diamond Skateboard 06.08.2019

It was very breath taking and exciting you didn't know what would happen next. When I read the first chapter I was already getting to grips with the book and what it was all about. I liked Lila the best and her little brother Max and even thought it was about 4 children in the jungle it was all thrilling and it was factual as well. When the explorer came into the book the main character I was worried he would hurt one of them but he took the to where he lived the lost city he took them in and taught them survival skills and in the end he ended up giving the children his plane he had been hiding so they could get max to a hospital because he was ill and his mama and papa came and took him and his sister home and con her Auntie took her home and Fred's dad came to take him home. then Fred went done more exploring.Twelve years later they all met up because they promised to meet up and they did and Lila and Max still had the Baba the sloth he was an old man but I absolutely loved this book.

Anonymous 01.08.2019

it very good

Superintendent Hercules Moonbeam 31.07.2019

if you like a book about adventure i would recommend this book - i could not put it down

Viscountess Hopscotch Bertrand 31.07.2019

I loved loved loved loved it though I did read it on a aroplane which was not the best place to read it

Doctor July Anteater 27.07.2019

I loved this book SO much, I would recommend it to anyone over 8. It's fantastic and really lets the reader's imagination run free.

Coach Friday Armchair 26.07.2019

I read a couple of chapters but it was so boring. I usually read the whole book or at least most of it even if it is boring but this was too boring to carry on reading.

Dona Jet Hedgehog 23.07.2019

I am reading this book at school with my teacher and so far I'm enjoying it.

Director Magnolia Rubber-duck 06.07.2019

Great book with a unfinished question- : Who was the explorer?

Anonymous 17.05.2019

This is one of my favourite books and I have read a lot of books this book scary and times but a happy ending it is a long book but it is worth it. I would recommend this book to everyone.

General Esmerelda Banana 03.12.2018

Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on the way back to England from Manaus, Brazil, four children need to survive for days until a map leads them to a ruined city. It was difficult to warm to some of the characters; Con was a spoiled brat and I thought the author mentioned the word ‘snot’ too much when she described the youngest character, Max. In places the author adds lovely, thoughtful phrases e.g. ‘And cut only what you need. Don’t hoard. Leave enough that the tree can replenish itself. The greatest threat to living things is man, which is not a thought to make one proud.’

Captain Bruno Ketchup 24.11.2018

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I thought this book was amazing, my favourite character was Con, because she is bossy and rude but that is only because she doesn't have a good background and she has photographic memory. She is actually a nice person once you get to know her.

Director Aphrodite Bookmark 16.10.2018

the best book about the rainforest. it is an adventure book with great description. i would love yo have a pet sloth like lila...

Dona Fifi Racoon 20.09.2018

Really good adventure book

Professor Esmerelda Bucket 04.09.2018

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