Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition (Hardback)
  • Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition (Hardback)

Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 14/10/2021
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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the 21st century's indisputable children's classics with this stunning gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's story of Amazonian adventure, illustrated by Katie Hickey.

Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award

A gorgeous 20th anniversary hardback jacketed gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by Katie Hickey.

A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. It's perfect for girls and boys of 9+.

Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous twins and their parents.

And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of an extraordinary and beautiful new world.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529067255
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1362 g
Dimensions: 253 x 204 x 38 mm


'The most perfect children's book... captivatingly told, funny and moving' - Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

'A bubbly and fantastical adventure... Driven by humour and warmth, Journey to the River Sea has an irresistible charm' - Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

'A plot too exciting to put down. Sheer pleasure' - Sarah Johnson, The Times

'My favourite children's book' - Lauren St John

'Enchanting and inspiring. Any reader presented with this book will be enriched for life' - Anne Fine

'A wonderful adventure story, told with energy and imagination' - Mail on Sunday

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A stunning illustrated edition of a wonderful book. If you are a fan of the original, or looking to introduce this story to a young reader for the first time, I would definitely recommend buying this beautiful version.

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