Fred Awoke To Find That A Snake Was Watching Him And That There Was An Aeroplane In The Trees It Was On Fire Being On Fire Was A Quality It Shared With Much Of The Surrounding Jungle After Crashing Hundreds Of Miles From Civilisation In The 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

6 thoughts on “The Explorer

  1. WardyWardster WardyWardster says:

    This is beautiful I finished reading it this afternoon, and I will be changed as a result of reading it in ways that I won t describe for fear of spoilers I am a school librarian, and I read a lot I absolutely love when the writing makes me feel the emotions of the characters This did so, effortlessly I d have loved to live the life I might ve having discovered this story age 10 14, or so As a 40 something, that boat has already sailed, but I am going to be getting as many children to read it and see if their feelings echo mine I will invite my son to read it, and see if he sees himself in Fred AgaIn, without ruining any of the plot, I have to say I was delighted with the ending, which was not at all predictable.Since finishing it, I have continued to run over the possible what happened next scenarios in my head This looks s with ne of those books that deserves the respect of not picking up another book for a couple of days Just until the dust settles.Please think about buying this for all the children who love stories, or are still searching for the one to get them hooked And then read it after them.

  2. Customer Customer says:

    Love it Exciting, different, well written great for all ages from 8 upwards.

  3. Customer Customer says:

    I have just finished reading this book to my KS2 class The class have decided it is the best book we have read so far We enjoyed reading about how the four characters bonded Katherine Rundell makes you feel what the characters are feeling The children thought Fred was very brave and Max was funny especially all his snot and kicking t The book leaves you with a mystery Does Fred love Lila or Con It made us all want to be outside , being explorers Katherine Rundell made us all think we should take risks and be brave Also we learnt lots of interesting information about The that we didn t know before The class feel this book appeals to all ages I have to admit I wept as we read the ending Enjoy this book with your class.

  4. Cartwheeling Dragons Cartwheeling Dragons says:

    This is one beautiful book about an English boy Fred,an English girl Con and a Brazilian girl Lila and her little brother Max who find themselves lost in the rainforest after a plane crash Each one is a complex character Fred is a wannabe explorer who has read a few books and is desperate to impress his father, Con has lived a prim and proper life where you sit still and everything is clean, and Lila is filled with the most powerful protective love towards her brother, whilst Max is a lovely young boy with so much to live for Watching these characters grow and come together is amazing To see them grow emotionally is incredible Each character is lovable in their own way.The story has several unexpected twists and turns It builds and builds, and gets better and better I made a lot of highlights during the second half of the book There are several unexpected moments.The writing in incredible The description of the location puts you in the rainforest and you see it for the beauty and the danger its offers But, you see it as something to love as something worth protecting.There are many messages in this book and its hard to say what they are without spoiling the book, but there is the message of love being important, the important of caring for people, and the message that you are perfect just the way you are never let anyone change you.There are many, many quotes I love from this book My favourite though is this You don t have to be in a jungle to be an explorer For me this book touched my heart It made me think about things, and it changed my way of thinking about things This is a very beautiful storyHaving previously read Rooftoppers and Wolf Wilder by the same author as I have to say I love how different each of her books are and yet they are all brilliant..

  5. RARA RARA says:

    Another beautiful, inspiring tour de force from this wonderful author Atmospheric ian adventure Katherine Rundell is my current favourite children s author by a country mile.

  6. Danny Danny says:

    This book makes me want to head straight to the and search for a lost settlement.Katherine Rundell is simply a brilliant writer Her descriptions of the flora and fauna are magical and I really felt like I knew the characters of the 4 children and the explorer.You have to suspend your disbelief slightly at the end of the book no spoilers I would have preferred a longer adventure the last couple of chapters felt rushed However, this really doesn t spoil an excellent adventure story.I stumbled across this book accidentally, but I m now going to read her others straight away one of the best, thought provoking, horizon expanding children s books I ve ever read This book deserves to read by people of all ages.