Journey to the River Sea (Paperback)Eva Ibbotson (author)
One of the twenty-first century's most acclaimed children's novels, Ibbotson's immersive Amazon-set story abounds in rich description, unforgettable characters and perfect plotting.
A gorgeous 20th anniversary edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure, with a beautiful cover by Katie Hickey and an introduction by award-winning author Emma Carroll.
A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters.
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
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 228 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm
'Enchanting and inspiring. Any reader presented with this book will be enriched for life' - Anne Fine
'My favourite children's book' - Lauren St John
'The most perfect children's book... captivatingly told, funny and moving' - Nicolete 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
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I've read this story more than once, and the more I read it, the more I love it. Journey to the River Sea is a tale that every child should read and an adventure that every mind should take. Ibbotson uses exotic... More
“Another great book by Eva Ibbotson.”
Like Eva Ibbotsons other books this one was a bit slow at the start, but by chapter three it suddenly drew my attention although, it never gave me that feeling of wanting to put the book down. However, I still really... More
“The Water Babies mixed with Roald Dahl”
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