Katherine Rundell has again brought her inimitable style and perspective to deliver a story of adventure and transformation, adrenaline and heartbreak. Four children survive a plane crash in the wilds of the Amazon and band together to find their way home. But this is more than just a survival story; it is a thriving story full of hard choices and soft judgements. Oh, and did I mention the baby sloth!!
— Summer at Laurel Village
Parents’ Choice Recommended
From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes.
Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.
About the Author
Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.