Escape to the River Sea (Paperback)
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Escape to the River Sea (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 04/05/2023
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Waterstones Says

Remaining true to the spirit of Eva Ibbotson's children's masterpiece Journey to the River Sea whilst infusing the places and characters with fresh vitality and purpose, the bestselling author of The Week at World's End spins a beguiling adventure set deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

Beautiful and full of adventure, Escape to the River Sea is Emma Carroll's compelling new novel inspired by Eva Ibbotson's bestselling, classic masterpiece, Journey to the River Sea.

In 1946, Rosa Sweetman, a young Kindertransport girl, is longing for her family to claim her. The war in Europe is over and she is the only child left at Westwood, a rambling country estate in the north of England, where she'd taken refuge seven years earlier.

The arrival of a friend of the family, Yara Fielding, starts an adventure that will take Rosa deep into the lush beauty of the Amazon rainforest in search of jaguars, ancient giant sloths and somewhere to belong. What she finds is Yara's lively, welcoming family on the banks of the river and, together, they face a danger greater than she could ever have imagined.

Featuring places and characters known and loved by fans of Journey to the River Sea (including, among others, Maia, Finn, Miss Minton and Clovis) this spectacular new chapter in the story tells of the next generation and the growing threats to the Amazon rainforest that continue to this day.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529062724
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Richly imagined and packed with adventure Escape to the River Sea is Carroll's finest novel to date - Charlotte Eyre, Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

Lively, skilled storytelling - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

It’s a joy to rediscover ­Ibbotson’s original characters Maia and Finn alongside a new generation in this gripping adventure - The Daily Mail

Emma Carroll’s Escape to the River Sea is not only a joyously animal-packed adventure story, but also a mesmerising evocation of the original Journey to the River Sea. This is unputdownable story telling. I loved it. - Hilary McKay

What a joy it is to return to the River Sea! Emma Carroll's thoughtful tribute to Eva Ibbotson's much-loved classic is perfectly pitched. Full of glorious adventure, it's a true delight. - Katherine Woodfine

A book that is as thrilling, adventurous and exhilarating as the Amazon itself. This glorious story has been woven together by a master-storyteller. I'm in awe. - Lisa Thompson

All the magic, heart and scope of Ibbotson’s classic adventure – I read it in one breathless sitting - Natasha Farrant, Costa Award-winning author of Voyage of the Sparrowhawk

Carroll has created something truly magical and seeming impossible - a book that is both the perfect follow-up to Ibbotson's classic, and yet entirely original. Rich, beautiful and compelling - I read it in one go. Absolutely brilliant. - Katya Balen

Likeable (and very unlikeable characters) with depth of personality, engaging personal journeys, a beautiful setting and heart-stopping adventure come together to create a captivating story. Escape to the River Sea will now be at the top of my suggestion list. A modern story with a classic feel - Kate Heap, https://scopeforimagination.co.uk

Heartwarming, atmospheric and full of magic - Book of the Week - The Week Junior

(Escape To The River Sea) takes the reader on a colourful and thrill-packed journey, as Rosa and her young friends battle to thwart the bad guys. The book pays fitting homage to the late Eva Ibbotson, whose own work and life inspired this story. -  Roddy Brooks, Associated Press

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“A delightful adventure, and wonderful homage to Ibbotson”

What an utter delight of a book. Eva Ibbotson’s ‘Journey to the River Sea’ being a firm favourite of mine, I was both intrigued and excited about this follow-on from Emma Carrol. It perfectly captures the magic of the... More

Hardback edition
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“Fantastic follow up that stands alone”

"Escape to the River Sea" is a story about family and friendship and courage. New readers can follow Rosa's story with ease while fans of "Journey to the River Sea" will delight in the nods.... More

Hardback edition
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“Captivating”

Escape To River Sea by Emma Carroll is an exciting children’s historical novel that is guaranteed to entertain all those aged eight years and over.
The novel is set at the end of World War II as we follow a young girl... More

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