Bookworms, I couldn't wait to tell you about this brilliant adventure!
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
Winner of the U.K. based Costa Children’s Book Award 2017, what a page-turner; I couldn’t put this book down. Engaging from the onset, this dazzling adventure sees four young children stranded in the Amazon jungle after a plane crash. Tragically, the pilot is dead and they are left to face the treacherous environment alone. Though beautiful, the Amazon is home to a myriad of dangers - snakes, spiders, caiman, piranha and bullet-ants - and the threat of injury, sickness and hunger is constant. In this harsh landscape the children must draw upon inner strengths and each other if they are to survive and find their way home. As they battle the constant challenges confronting them, the children grow to know themselves far beyond their city selves. This compelling story is a whirlwind of action right to the last page.
But are they truly alone….