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(The Unmapped Chronicles #2)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Eleven-year-old twins, Fox and Fibber, have been rivals for as long as they can remember. Only one of them will inherit the family fortune and so a race is afoot to save the dwindling Petty-Squabble empire and win the love of their parents.

But when the twins are whisked off to Jungledrop, a magical Unmapped Kingdom in charge of conjuring our world's weather, things get wil
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 14th 2020 by Simon & Schuster Children's UK
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Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic follow-up to one of my favourite middle grades of this year, Jungledrop does an incredible job at developing the imaginative world of the Unmapped Chronicles.

It's been years since our original hero from 'Rumblestar' saved the Unmapped Kingdoms from the evil harpy Morg, so when two bratty twins get whisked away to Jungledrop, another unmapped kingdom, they're forced to follow an adventure they definitely did not want. This adventure takes them through a jungle landscape that might be
Believathon: Book 4, CROWN

The Unmapped Chronicles are such imaginative books, so much so that I truly have no idea what Abi Elphinstone is going to come up with page-to-page. The type of storytelling really reminds me of Roald Dahl, both in whimsy and in the sense that they feel like twisted fairytales. I love that Elphinstone’s characters always have a very clear arc and that we are brought into that arc by way of empathy, even if they start out in a place that’s not particularly easy to empath
Fox and Fibber, twins, pitted against each other and used to stomping on people's feelings learn to be polite in a magical world where they have to be heroes to save the world. The book started strong , full of humour but...ah...a bit wordy.
It had great potential . But the made up names are a little annoying . Full of deus ex machina and convenient plot points.
On the other hand, it would make a good movie.

*I received an e-ARC
Dannii Elle
This is the second book in The Unmapped Chronicles series.

This series delivers one of my favourite fantasy tropes - the through the wardrobe and down the rabbit hole style of transporting the characters into another world. Once there, a problem occurs that requires solving before returning home becomes feasible.

What this book delivered alongside this, however, is an atypical hero and heroine, who were individuals I initially struggled to root for and that was exactly the point of their characte
Belles Middle Grade Library
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ahhhh this book!! Lol 1st off, I was surprised that this book was about 2 different kids than the 1st book. I didn’t know that, so it took me by surprise. But it makes sense why there are different ones. These 2 are siblings, twins actually. Their names are Fox & Fibber Petty-Squabble. This book is just as good as the 1st as far as the awesome names everyone & every place & thing have lol loved that still. Fox annoyed me so much!! It was well over halfway through the book before she stopped. She ...more
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Our community members in schools tell us time and again how popular Abi Elphinstone's stories have been in schools among pupils and teachers. Not so long ago, Sky Song whisked readers in upper KS2 away on a magical fantasy adventure through frozen landscapes and last year, Rumblestar landed to introduce the Unmapped Chronicle series with a bang. The latest book, Jungledrop, follows in the Unmapped Chronicle series but also reads well as a standalone adventure for those who missed Rumblestar.

Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Initially I was provided an ARC by the publisher via netgalley. I appologise for not reading this. I have just finished the copy I preordered along with the audiobook.

Firstly these stories can be read in any order however i would advise reading Everdark, Rumblestar and then Jungledrop. This is because there are little snippets that I think land better with reading in order.

This one did have me in tears at the end. The change and the journey both Fox & Fibber Petty-Squabble go through is heartwa
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fox and Fibber Petty-Squabble are the most unlikely pair of heroes. 'The Petty-Squabble twins have as much charm as a politicians underpants' This pretty much says it all. However they are in fact the only ones who can save Jungle drop from the evil harpy, Morg. They have been rivals all their lives but now they have to work together. On the way they learn a wonderful lesson - just because you've been taught all your life to stamp on other people to get your way, doesn't mean it really is the on ...more
Kirsten Barrett
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent addition to The Unmapped Chronicles.

I love the links to previous books, however you don't need to have read previous installments to follow the story.

The main characters are not your usual protagonists - which is what makes the story! They are unkind and unlikable. It takes a long time for their characters to change, and their inner thoughts show how hard it is to change. Their growth throughout the story is believable and beautiful to see.

This book is also full of beautiful q
Aug 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really like this series. It took me a while to warm up to our main characters but I think its supposed to. It definitely made me invested in their journey. Some great characters and really good setting while also moving along the overarching plot.
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy and while I liked this one I didn't quite like it as much as I did the first book.

Fox and Fibber Petty-Squabble are horrible twins that are the byproduct of horrible parents! Their parents run two different business and find that always trying to be better than the other is the way to make money even if their products are horrible. They decided the best way to raise the twins is the pit them against each other and so Fox is suppose to come up with
Sifa Poulton
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
I raced through this book, which was such a nice surprise as my last read had taken days (partly because it was a high concept book, and partly because I was reading that book while the US election was being counted.) A quick, delightful Middle Grade adventure was exactly the cleanser I needed to pick me up.

There's a very Roald Dahl slant to this book that I wasn't expecting - and don't seem to remember from the first book. The characterisation of the Petty-Squabbles is very exaggerated - it rem
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magical-worlds
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

This is another wonderful entry in the Unmapped Chronicles that made me laugh, kept me intrigued throughout and had me in tears through the final chapters. The Unmapped Chronicles is different to many other current fantasy middlegrade series in that each entry follows a different protagonist, though the world they visit is the same and the overaching plot progresses throughout the series. Basica
Maura MozReads
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another magical adventure in the world of the Unmapped Kingdoms with the most imaginative and dangerous story yet!

One of the many great things the author Abi Elphinstone does right is character names, such as Utterly Thankless, one of the characters in her previous Unmapped Chronicles story Rumblestar and now in Jungledrop we get the wonderful (well not at the beginning) Fox and Fibber Petty-Squabble .

Fox and Fibber have learned at a very young age from their parents that it's stamped or be stam
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to be gifted an early access copy of Jungle Drop by Abi Elphinstone, after enjoying her other books so much. This is the second in her “Unmapped Chrinocles” series, the first being Rumblestar, which I absolutely loved.

Jungle Drop tells the story of Fox and Fibber Petty-Squabble, twins who have been rivals all of their lives, who believe that the way to be successful is to stamp on others and only look out for yourself. Fox and Fibber are swept into the glow-in-the-dark rainfo
Sep 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book the world of Unmapped Chronicles, and is just as fantastic as Rumblestar.

Our protagonists this time are the impolite and unkind twins Fox and Fibber who are fierce rivals. This makes for an interesting start since we begin by disliking them, however a lot changes as the story unfolds! Cast into an adventure in a mystical jungle landscape, the twins learn how unkind and selfish actions affect others. This theme develops with the evil Morg who has been draining the world a
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read the first instalment to The Unmapped Chronicles, but that didn't stop me from enjoying Jungledrop!

We start off by meeting twins Fox and Fibber who are not very likeable characters. Their parents are even worse. The twins are terrified of being unloved, being abandoned, being worthless; Some strong feelings for little ones to be carrying around. As a result, they are full of anger and fear and aren't the best of friends to each other, or anyone else for that matter. They stumble on
Chloe Gardner
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After reading Abi Elphinstone’s newest book Jungle Drop, I felt I needed to draw the characters Fox and Fibber. Once again I was thrown onto a roll coaster ride whilst reading this book, which I never want to end. I love the world, I love the characters, I love the development of said characters and overall a five out of five star book 💓⭐️ Abi Elphinstone outdid herself once again and Im so excited for the last book to come out next year in 2021 in The Unmapped Chronicles!
Since the day the twi
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to NetGalley for this copy.

This is the second book in the Unmapped Chronicles series, following on from Rumblestar. There is also a World Book Day book from 2019 which begins the stories - Ever Dark. I had read Ever Dark but not Rumblestar but it does not matter if you haven't read other books in the series - this is a stand-alone adventure that works perfectly well by itself.

Fibber and Fox are twins who have been raised to think of no-one but themselves. But when they find themselves whi
Ms  Kirby
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This fantasy story is in the Unmapped Chronicles series.
At first, I did not enjoy this very much as the two main characters (twin brother & sister) are quite obnoxious. This is because their parents have brought them up to bully and push their way around in order to get to the top of the business world. These horrid parents pit the children against each other so they fight to get their parents love and favour.
When they go into the fantasy realm of Jungledrop, things start to change as the childr
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jungledrop was a wonderfully imaginative story with a beautifully created world that two at first annoying, but eventually charming, characters adventure in. The world building was in depth and intriguing and Abi Elphinstone put so much description into the story that was a joy to read. Her imagination has no bounds as I found myself loving all of the made up creatures and characters of Jungledrop.

A particular highlight to the story was Heckle, who I adored. I love an animal sidekick anyhow, but
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jungledrop was a wonderfully imaginative story with a beautifully created world that two at first annoying, but eventually charming, characters adventure in. The world building was in depth and intriguing and Abi Elphinstone put so much description into the story that was a joy to read. Her imagination has no bounds as I found myself loving all of the made up creatures and characters of Jungledrop.

A particular highlight to the story was Heckle, who I adored. I love an animal sidekick anyhow, but
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Abi's writing and so was very happy to realise she was adding another book to this series; what I really enjoy about this series is that each book is set a significant amount of time after the previous one. It shows that Morg actually needs time to build up her power which makes her seem even more of a legitimate threat than if the books happened months apart; because of this the worlds take time to recover and can almost be lulled into a false sense of security... and then it starts happ ...more
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how Abi Elphinstone writes such consistently amazing books but this was an incredible read - I loved every page!

Fox and Fibber are twins who have been bought up as rivals and told not to trust anyone. They have been taught to rely on themselves and be unkind and cruel to others but when they end up in Jungledrop, one of the Unmapped Kingdoms, suddenly their view of the world needs to change. They have to work together, and with others they come across to defeat the evil Morg and pla
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book full of magic and adventure with Fox and Fibber, the Petty-Squabble twins in the latest of the Unmapped Chronicles books. Rivals for as long as they can both remember the fate of the Unmapped Kingdom, Jungledrop and the Faraway are once again in peril from the evil Morg and are in the hands of Fox and Fibber as the very unlike heroes when they've always been pitted against one another before. Now they have to come together and learn some very valuable lesson like trust, honesty ...more
Can I just say that I love and live for Abi Elphinstone's books? Because I have read the majority of them and I have adored every one.

And I'm pleased to say that Jungledrop was no different!
First of all, the *names*! Fox and Fibber Petty-Squabble! They're brilliant. And Doogie Herbal-Sneeze - could I ask for more?

Another thing I loved was the amazing characterisation of Fox and Fibber. They start off, on the surface, as these two horrible, bratty children - but even then you can see neither of
Mar 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: believathon
Probably more 3.5

I am conflicted about this book on one hand it was another fantastically written story set in the Unmappers world that was full of great world building, humour, characters, a great message about kindness and friendship.

On the other hand the main character Fox was awful. She was hard to read as the main point of view and the struggle was real to continue with this book. She has a great character growth which makes the struggle worth it but it was hard. My middle grader gave up ha
Laura Mauro
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this read. It was such a great way to return to the this world. I really loved how this book was loosely connected to the first book in this series. This book was pure adventure novel. I really loved how Abi built another world set in the same world. I also love the focus on the twin realtionship that was at the hear of the novel. It was such a charming novel and I really loved how this book focused on fox and fibber and how this world and changed them and how the adventure change ...more
Neal DenHartog
Mar 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I actually enjoyed this book more than the first. Initially, the introduction of new characters threw me for a loop, but I ended up liking the twins a lot more than Casper (he does make an appearance, tying things together). Their relationship was interesting, and, despite character arcs you could see coming from a mile away, following their journey (both physically and mentally) was a pleasure. The author's writing style is so fantastic, you can't help but be drawn into the story. Looki ...more
D. Coney
May 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant lesson woven into an equally brilliant adventure.

I've found this series and I don't want to let go of the Unmapped Kingdoms!

From the quirky names to the detailed descriptions of fantastical creatures and enchanting plants, this story was just as addictive as the others before it!

I love that the main characters were unlikable due to their personalities, but I was still rooting for them as they grew and changed their ways through the adventure. It tugged at my heart strings and pulled
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Abi Elphinstone grew up in Scotland where she spent most of her childhood building dens, hiding in tree houses and running wild across highland glens. After being coaxed out of her tree house, she studied English at Bristol University and then worked as a teacher.

THE DREAMSNATCHER is her debut novel for 8-12 years (published by Simon & Schuster in 2015). THE SHADOW KEEPER is her second children's

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