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Books by Katherine Rundell

  • The Explorer

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: PLZ2
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is the winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2017
    Inspired by her expedition to the Amazon and Eva Ibbotson's magical Journey to the River Sea, Katherine Rundell's The Explorer is a modern classic full of adventure, survival and friendship.

    Fred has always dreamt of being an adventurer and is wowed by the sight of the Amazon jungle as he heads over it in a tiny aeroplane. When disaster strikes and the plane crash-lands, he has the chance to explore more than ever before...

    As Fred and three other children try to find their way out of the untamed wilderness, they face danger from every angle. But then they notice that someone has been in their situation before...
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  • Rooftoppers

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AGDOH
    Paperback 10 years +
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    Katherine Rundell's Rooftoppers was shortlisted for 2014's CILIP Carnegie Medal.

    Everyone thinks Sophie is an orphan, especially as there were no other recorded female survivors in the shipwreck from where she was found. Sophie, however, is adamant she saw her mother waving at her amidst the wreckage...

    Sophie's guardian tells her it is almost impossible for her mother to still be alive, but with that glimmer of possibility, and the threat of being sent to an orphanage hanging over her head, Sophie flees to Paris on a search for her mother. Having evaded the French authorities, Sophie meets Matteo and his network of rooftoppers - urchins who live in the sky. Together, they scour the city for Sophie's mother...

    Written by Katherine Rundell and proudly presented to you by FaberShop, Rooftoppers is an enchanting tale for young readers aged 9 and over.

    This book has been hand-picked for the Book People's FaberShop, in partnership with Faber & Faber.
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  • The Explorer

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: BMFHL
    Paperback 10 years +
    Katherine Rundell's Costa Children's Book Award-winning The Explorer is a wonderful adventure story for readers who enjoyed Journey to the River Sea.

    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. If only he could land and explore down there...
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  • The Wolf Wilder

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AUVOV
    Paperback 9 years +
    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
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  • The Girl Savage

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AAXTS
    Paperback
    Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. For lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?
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  • One Christmas Wish

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: CAWKQ
    Paperback
    NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP GREENAWAY MEDAL 2019 It's Christmas Eve and Theo - left at home with a babysitter - sees an odd-looking star out of his window and decides to make a wish. He wishes that he had some friends to keep him company. Moments later the Christmas decorations begin to disentangle themselves from the tree behind him, ready to wreak a little havoc ... Written with generous helpings of warmth and humour, this is a timeless Christmas story about treasuring the people and values that really matter at this time of year. With breathtaking illustrations by Emily Sutton capturing the magic of the season in stunning detail, this modern classic from master storyteller and bestselling children's author Katherine Rundell makes the perfect Christmas gift.
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  • The Good Thieves

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: BXZZY
    Hardback
    'An amazing adventure story, told with sparkling style and sleight of hand' JACQUELINE WILSON Vita set her jaw, and nodded at New York City in greeting, as a boxer greets an opponent before a fight. Fresh off the boat from England, Vita Marlowe has a job to do. Her beloved grandfather Jack has been cheated out of his home and possessions by a notorious conman with Mafia connections. Seeing Jack's spirit is broken, Vita is desperate to make him happy again, so she devises a plan to outwit his enemies and recover his home. She finds a young pickpocket, working the streets of the city. And, nearby, two boys with highly unusual skills and secrets of their own are about to be pulled into her lawless, death-defying plan. Katherine Rundell's fifth novel is a heist as never seen before - the story of a group of children who will do anything to right a wrong.
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  • Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: BZOBN
    Hardback
    Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.
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  • The Wolf Wilder

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: AOVOZ
    Hardback 7 years +
    Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.
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  • Into the Jungle

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: CBHMX
    Paperback
    Into the Jungle is a modern classic in the making, as Katherine Rundell creates charming and compelling origin stories for all Kipling's best-loved characters, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. As Mowgli travels through the Indian jungle, this brilliantly visual tale, which weaves each short story together into a wider whole, will make readers both laugh and cry. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, first published by Macmillan in 1894, is one of the most enduring books of children's literature, delighting generations of children. Katherine Rundell has taken this as the basis of her new and enchanting tale, sharing the early years of favourite characters and informing the creatures they become in Kipling's classic, with stories about family and friendship, loyalty and jungle law, and a final battle which will decide the future of the forest. A gorgeously produced paperback with a foiled cover and colour illustrations throughout by creative genius Kristjana S Williams, this is truly a book for all the family to treasure and share.
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  • The Explorer

    Katherine Rundell

    Product Code: BGORE
    Hardback
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    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 ...
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