Come on a journey with award-winning author Katherine Rundell as she shares tips and tricks for surviving in the untamed jungles of the Amazon. Her book The Explorer plunges readers into a wildly exciting adventure in the South American rainforest, after Fred and three other kids crash-land hundreds of miles from civilisation. Katherine takes the stage to illuminate her fast-paced escapade about bravery, hope and the capacity to overcome seemingly impossible odds. Hosted by Deborah Abela. Rec. 7+

Katherine Rundell (International)

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of six books, including Rooftoppers, The Wolf Wilder and The Explorer. She lives mostly in London and a little in Oxford, where she holds a Fellowship in English Literature at All Souls College, Oxford. In her spare time she is learning, very slowly, to fly a small aeroplane. Her next book, The Good Thieves is out July, 2019.

Deborah Abela (Australian)

Deborah Abela

After finishing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail twice! She’s written 25 books including Max Remy Superspy, Grimsdon, New City, Teresa A New Australian and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery. Her first picture book is Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero. Deb has won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.