Journey to the Last River
by Unknown Adventurer; Teddy Keen
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 09 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Nov 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.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 9 members
Thank you so much to Netgalley for and early copy of this book. What a wonderful treat, it was! I was blown away by the pairing of the beautiful artwork with the interesting and informative account of adventure. It felt like opening a personal journal, one that the reader had discovered themselves. It's such a feast for the eyes and mind. I would love to own this, and return to it often. I think readers of all ages will enjoy this fantastic, and exquisite book.
Journey to the Last River is a wonderful illustrated book about an adventure in the Amazon. Children interested in animals and the natural world will love this one. The story is told in journal entries and wonderful drawings. Definitely get the paper copy to appreciate the details. This would be a great gift for older elementary school aged children. Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
ARC Copy...very lavish and colourful...too many words to describe the beauty of the pencil crayon (I assume) illustrations and even the setting is a real natural wonder, it did feel like another world of the fantastical kind.
So initially I thought this was a childrens book and I was wrong. This is more of a middle school grade level. The graphics were beautiful and watercolor but the overall story was very dense and full of information.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing/Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. Although this is a wonderful, insightful, mysterious book of a lost area, I found the font extremely difficult to read. It is to small. Wonderful artistry and who doesn't love an unsolved mystery? 4 stars
This book is not what I expected. I was expecting a picture book, and while it is picture book format size wise, it’s longer than a normal picture book, about 128 pages! I think this book is amazing. It’s written as a journal during an expedition through the heart of the Amazon. So as well as journal entries, there are lots of illustrations and notes on every page. There are images that look like leaves stuck on the pages, as well as a bite out of one of them from a piranha. Not to mention the slightly disgusting drawings of the removal of a mosquito worm from under the skin! I love the idea that this could be a real journal that had been found and now published. For those non fiction readers, there’s a lot of information in it, presented in such an appealing way, and it’s a story that’s also full of adventure for those that want an exciting story. My only concern is who will read it? I think it would suit any adventure loving reader of 8+…but the format will put off some readers who want to read a novel…not a picture book. I look forward to taking it out to schools and getting feedback from the students. Thanks you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books for the opportunity to review this title