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Story Time

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Our class text this term would have been The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. 

It is an adventure story. The adventure genre of fiction involve action and characters who need to get of of danger and risky situations... exciting!

Just from looking at the front cover of the book (above) what are your predictions for this story? Where do you think it is set? What might happen? Write these down somewhere so you can look back and see if you were right!


Each week we will focus on a specific chapter. You can read ahead if you want to though!


I have managed to find a PDF copy of the first 2 chapters. To read further, you can access the book through Audible (link below). An adult can sign up on this for free at the moment. 

Chapter 1 - Flight


  • Summarise what has happened in this chapter.
  • 'Like a man-made magic wish..." What is this an example of?
  • On the first page, can you spot an example of personification?
  • Which characters have we been introduced to? What do we know about them?
  • What do you predict will happen next?