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Katherine Rundell


Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell was born in 1987 and grew up in Africa and Europe. In 2008 she was elected a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Her first book, THE GIRL SAVAGE, was born of her love of Zimbabwe and her own childhood there; her second, ROOFTOPPERS, was inspired by summers working in Paris and by night-time trespassing on the rooftops of All Souls. She is currently working on her doctorate alongside an adult novel.

Katherine Rundell

Books by Katherine Rundell

written by Katherine Rundell with illustrations by Kristjana S. Williams - Animals , Children's 8-12, Classics, Fairy Tale, Mythology, Short Stories

This wise and witty companion to Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic is likewise a series of connected stories about the man-cub Mowgli and his adventures among the animals in the Indian jungle. It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.

by Katherine Rundell - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fiction
Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.
by Katherine Rundell

A girl and the wolves who love her embark on a rescue mission through Russian wilderness in this lyrical tale from the author of the acclaimed ROOFTOPPERS and CARTWHEELING IN THUNDERSTORMS.

by Katherine Rundell - Children's

Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?

by Katherine Rundell - Fiction

Sophie was supposedly orphaned in a shipwreck when she was a baby, but Sophie remembers seeing her mother wave for help. So when the Welfare Agency writes to her guardian, threatening to send Sophie to an orphanage, she flees to Paris to look for her mother. With the help of a network of rooftoppers that she meets, can she find her mother before she's sent back to London?