Released on 25 August 2016.

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Journey to the River Sea

For ages 9-11
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2002 Short-listed

Whitbread Children's Book Award

2001 Short-listed

The CILIP Carnegie Medal

2001 Winner

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Award


It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, 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 Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson's highly colourful, joyous adventure.