Journey to the River Sea
Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize, 9-11 years category, 2001
Highly Commended Runner Up in the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 2001
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, 2001
Shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, 2001
It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey.
Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences in this highly colourful, joyous and award-winning adventure.
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Guardian Children's Books Guide 2011
Enchanting and inspiring. Any reader presented with
this book will be enriched for life.
A bubbly and fantastical adventure . . . Driven by humour and warmth, Journey to the River Sea has an irresistible charm.
The most perfect children’s book of the year . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving.
Eva Ibbotson had the great and natural gift of telling a story without any fuss ... Journey to the River Sea shows her at her very best.
Journey to the River Sea is pretty much perfect. A richly satisfying, superbly written adventure.
A plot too exciting to put down. Sheer pleasure’
This is a wonderful adventure story, told with energy and imagination.