Author & Illustrator

Katherine Rundell

Katherine Rundell is the author of Rooftoppers, Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner), The Wolf Wilder, and The Explorer. She grew up in Zimbabwe, Brussels, and London, and is currently a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She begins each day with a cartwheel and believes that reading is almost exactly the same as cartwheeling: it turns the world upside down and leaves you breathless. In her spare time, she enjoys walking on tightropes and trespassing on the rooftops of Oxford colleges.

Most Recent Book
The Explorer book

"About" from Simon & Schuster website

chapter Books

explorers · adventure · rescue
The Explorer
rescue · war · animals · wolves
The Wolf Wilder
quests · mystery · family

picture Books

One Christmas Wish book
loneliness · Christmas · wishes · holidays
One Christmas Wish


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