BSB Alumna Katherine Rundell

wins Costa Children’s Award 2017

News  6 March 2018

BSB Alumna Katherine Rundell has won the Costa Children’s Award 2017 for her novel ‘The Explorer’, an exciting story about a group of children who must survive in the Amazon jungle following a plane crash.

“A gripping story of survival and the tenacity of the human spirit against all odds…delivered with all the warmth and wisdom we’ve come to expect from one of our most talented writers for children”: The Guardian quoted.

Katherine is no stranger to receiving awards. In 2014, her novel ‘Rooftoppers’ won both the overall Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award for Best Story, and was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Katherine’s hobbies include tightrope walking and roofwalking, and she claims to begin each day with a cartwheel because “reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless.”

Click here to hear Katherine talking more about ‘The Explorer’



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