Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson (Paperback)

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The award-winning classic adventure from Eva Ibbotson in which orphaned Maia travels from England to the Amazon with her governess.

Product Details

Barcode
9781447265689
Department
Books
Released
8 May 2014
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Eva Ibbotson
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Language
English
Number of Pages
320
Dimensions
132 x 198 x 21mm (234g)

Summary

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.

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
BISAC Subject 2
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
BISAC Subject 3
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
BISAC Subject 4
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
BIC Classification 1
General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Dewey Classification
823.914
Readership
Children / Juvenile

Author Bio

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. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch? and The Great Ghost Rescue. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.