Nominated by: Sinéad O'Hart (@SJOHart), author of children's book 'The Eye of the North' (available to pre-order here) and also by Polly Atkinson (@pollbooks), Y4 teacher.
Sinéad says: "I nominate Katherine Rundell's THE EXPLORER for the supple, exquisite prose, the interplay between the central child characters, especially the wonderful, spiky, brittle, lovable Con, and the depth of detail which made the story so three-dimensional."
Polly says: "Katherine Rundell’s The Explorer is a perfect class read for children learning about rainforests, the Amazon, friendships, resilience and much more. Exquisite writing once again from Rundell; the ‘language talk’ that ensued in our classroom was inspiring."
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