Journey to the Last River
by Teddy Keen
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 21 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 20 Oct 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Are you ready to take part in an adventure? To face danger at every turn? To venture into unknown lands? If you are, then Journey to the Last River may be the perfect adventure book for you.
‘I would mention the area’s name, but I can’t. All I can say is that this map would lead the two of us on an expedition into the heart of the unknown, hoping to find the last river for ourselves. What we discovered deep within the rainforest was enough to make me remove or change the place names in this journal - just like the map maker. Soon, you will know and understand.…'
Join the Unknown Adventurer again on this thrilling adventure into the Amazon, which begins with a map discovered in the Royal Geographical Society showing a river that has been mysteriously rubbed out. It leads the Unknown Adventurer and his companion Bibi into a search for this ‘last river’ that will change their understanding of nature forever.
This book is a thrilling tale of a voyage into the Amazon rainforest that looks exactly like a real scrap book inside, with smudged pages, handwritten-looking text and even die-cut piranha bite marks from a previous scrape.
The gripping story features encounters with caiman and anacondas, incredible flora and fauna, survival tips and much, much more. The first title in a new series of spin-off adventures from The Lost Book of Adventure.
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Average rating from 6 members
While this is billed as a children’s book, I would actually say it’s more a YA or even adult book. The narrator leads readers on a thrilling expedition to an unnamed jungle in the Amazon. The explorer, following a map found in the Royal Geographic Society’s archives is trying to find the river on that map. Someone tried to erase that river from the map and our brave explorer wants to know why. Put together like an old photo album or scrapbook, beautiful watercolors accompany handwritten text, making readers feel like they are on real journey into the unknown. A gorgeous book that I highly recommend to would be explorers and naturalists.
The Lost Book of Adventure was one of my favourite books of 2019 and inspired so many teachers and young writers . This companion book is equally fantastic. The illustrations are incredibly enticing and the tale that accompanies them is exciting and informative. This is a fantastic story written in a diary form of two adventurers heading out into the rainforests in search of an unknown river discovered on a geographical society map. This will be a superb book to use with upper Ks 2 class exploring adventurers and explorers and will inspire some wonderful writing. Teddy Keen and the unknown adventurer have created another captivating winner Highly recommended and I will certainly be advising colleagues to buy this.