A gripping and beautifully illustrated story set in the heart of the Amazon, featuring dramatic encounters with animals, dangerous rapids and extraordinary discoveries.

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. 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.

Praise for The Lost Book of Adventure:

'Packed FULL of adventures' Bear Grylls
'A clarion call to the child explorer [...] a spectacular immersion in the life of the wild.' The Guardian
'Exquisitely illustrated [...] children will treasure it for years to come.' Daily Express


ISBN13: 9780711254473
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 201 Sep 2022
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication City, Country: London,United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 20.5(H) x 26.5(W)
Weight (gm):

Author Biography

The Unknown Adventurer is still believed to be at large in the wild.


'An extraordinary, enticing fusion of fiction and natural history. The artwork alone, rendered in pencil and pastel, is stunning.' * The Financial Times *
'I LOVE this incredible book. Anyone who enjoyed Eva Ibbotson's 'Journey to the River Sea' or Katherine Rundell's 'The Explorer' will LOVE the secret world opened up by this incredible adventure into the heart of the Amazon...' * Ed Vere (NYT best-selling author/illustrator) *
'The second thrilling voyage for the Unknown Adventurer.' * The Oldie *
'Breathtakingly beautiful... every young adventurer should read this book.' * Kate Winslet *
'A book that bursts with wonder - this is a real treasure trove of information and adventure.' * Benedict Allen (Adventurer) *
'First in a new series of spin-off titles from the acclaimed The Lost Book of Adventure, fictional stories made to look like a scrap book, with smudged pages and handwritten text. Here, an Amazon adventure includes a strong environmental message and survival tips.' -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller Previews *
'Worth buying on the strength of its lush pencil illustrations alone, Journey to the Last River is a fascinating study of the flora and fauna of the Amazonian rainforest [...] the book brings natural history vividly to life'. * The Financial Times *
Journey to the Last River

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