Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

Ages 12+

2001 Nominee

The CILIP Carnegie Medal

2002 Nominee

Whitbread Children's Book Award

2001 Winner

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Gold Award

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16 September 2021
9781529059359
384 pages
Synopsis

Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.

A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Eva Ibbotson’s Journey to the River Sea is a modern classic loved by adults and children alike.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features a foreword by author Lauren St John.

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.

The most perfect children's book . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving

Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

Funny, wise and true

Philip Pullman