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Set at the turn of the 20th century, this is an adventure story full of magic and discovery--without a witch or a wizard in sight! It's about real people, good and bad, and a journey to another world. Maia, accompanied by the straight-backed Miss Minton, leaves the familiar comforts of her boarding school to start a new life with distant relatives who live 1000 miles from the mouth of the Amazon. Both soon discover an exotic world bursting with new experiences beyond their imagination. More importantly, they learn one of life's hardest lessons--to conquer their fears and embrace the unknown. And along the way they learn about tolerance, acceptance and trust.
Ms Ibbotson has put together a fine assembly of characters that all children will warm to. From gentle, trusting Maia, intelligent and mature beyond her years to her stern but caring governess with her hat-pin shaped like a Viking spear, her trunk full of books and a few secrets hidden up her sleeves--there are the good, the bad, the peculiar and the downright wicked. While Maia's new family are not at all what she was expecting, she finds friendship in the most unlikely places, with the most unusual people. Clovis, a child actor roaming the world with a travelling theatre troupe, yearns for cold weather and stodgy puddings, while Finn, a half-English, half-Indian boy, would do anything to avoid his aristocratic English destiny.
An intricate, cleverly paced plot, with plenty of clues for children along the way, makes this a real page-turner--exciting enough to appeal to boys and girls alike. Journey to the River Sea is an inspiring read. Ms Ibbotson's beliefs that children need challenges, that they need to think big and that they must be encouraged to believe in themselves, shine through in this enchanting book. For children aged 9 and over Carey Green --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I haven't read this exact copy but without a doubt a must-read for everybody, regardless of age.
the point of view of an 11 year old.
I loved reading this book because it is brilliantly written and interesting. My favourite character is Maia and I hope Eva Ibottson writes another book about her story.😁😁😁😁😁Published 22 days ago by katniss everdeen ,the girl on fire!
Journey to the River Sea is a sensational story in which Maia travels to the Amazon where she will experience breath taking adventures and meet amazing friends.Published 1 month ago by Laura Jordan
Brilliant book, good comparison for other books set in the rainforest Great seller and fast deliveryPublished 2 months ago by Emma Jackson