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The explorer

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408882191

Publication Date: 12 Jan 2018

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary (Year 5)

AR: 4.5 MY

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Four children endeavour to survive after the light aircraft they were aboard crashes in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

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Summary

Four children endeavour to survive after the light aircraft they were aboard crashes in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.

As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place.

With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.

Except, it seems, someone has been there before them...

NOTE : The main characters decide to tattoo their skin with a penknife and ink. 5-year-old Max asks to join in and they agree.

NOTE : Book banded by Peters.
NOTE : Costa Book Awards Winner 2017
NOTE: Carnegie Longlist 2018
NOTE: Children's Book Award Shortlist 2018
NOTE: UKLA Book Awards Winner 2019

Awards
  • Winner - UKLA Book Awards (Ages 7-11) 2019
  • Winner - Children's Book Award (Younger readers) 2018
  • Winner - Costa Childen's Book Award 2017
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JF
Subject
Children's novels
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B & W illustrations throughout
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12 Jan 2018
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New in Paperback
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9781408882191
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Paperback
Pages
400
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
392g
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