An illustrated children’s book, Lost at the End of the World by Rupert Attlee, and illustrated by Sandroyd children, was published on 20th October.

Sandroyd book

Appealing to 9-13 year olds and inspired by real-life adventures, it tells the story of four children, who are shipwrecked while going round Cape Horn. Clinging to a life-raft, they are swept onto the shores of Patagonia, one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. 

But they soon find they are not alone…The reader then travels in their footsteps as they come face to face with extraordinary animals and landscapes, and experiences their journey of survival, self-discovery and ultimately friendship.

‘Patagonia is a place dreams are made of – magical, mythical and at times just plain weird,’ says author, Rupert Attlee. ‘While it is perhaps a place you would not wish to be lost in, I cannot think of a better backdrop for a children’s book. The adventures of the children mirror our own, when we also found ourselves Lost at the End of the World.

I am an English teacher at Sandroyd School, continues Rupert. ‘It has been a real team effort. The book features illustrations by 19 talented young artists from Sandroyd School including the front cover, and my pupils have also been a constant inspiration and sounding board.

The ebook is currently available on Amazon and the paperback is available in Waterstones, on Amazon and at a bookshop near you.

Sandroyd book: Attlee and a pupil
Attlee and a Sandroyd pupil

Author biography

Rupert Attlee is an English teacher and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. He is also the author of ‘The Trail to Titicaca’ which was long-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book of the Year and become a recommended GCSE English literature text. When not in the classroom, on a bike, up a mountain or playing tennis, he lives on the Dorset/Wiltshire border with his wife, Jules and two daughters, India and Flo.

See Sandroyd’s online listing here.