Awards
Costa Children's Book Award Best Book
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 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?

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A magnificent adventure." - Abi Elphinstone

"I love every one of Katherine Rundell's stories, but she gets more assured each time - this was everything I wanted it to be and more. Read it!" - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"The Explorer is the best Amazon adventure since Journey to the River Sea. A bold, beautiful celebration of hearts with claws." - Lauren St John

"Katherine Rundell just gets better and better. I loved The Explorer. On one level it's a very exciting adventure story of four children fighting for survival in the Amazon - but it's also saying profound things about human nature and love and loss." - Jacqueline Wilson


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Used availability for Katherine Rundell's The Explorer

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 0-606-41468-1 / 978-0-606-41468-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4814-1945-5 / 978-1-4814-1945-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4088-5487-2 / 978-1-4088-5487-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4814-1946-3 / 978-1-4814-1946-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4088-8219-1 / 978-1-4088-8219-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4894-8310-1 / 978-1-4894-8310-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
ISBN: 1-4894-8311-X / 978-1-4894-8311-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


August 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Explorer
Author(s): Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU