Author(s): Eva Ibbotson
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.
The award-winning classic adventure from Eva Ibbotson in which orphaned Maia travels from England to the Amazon with her governess.
Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 2001. Shortlisted for Whitbread Book Awards: Children's Book Category 2002 and Carnegie Medal 2001.
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal and was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.