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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.
Brilliant book, good comparison for other books set in the rainforest Great seller and fast deliveryPublished 10 days ago by Emma Jackson
This book was a great book .It was marvellous and you couldn't tell what was going to happen next. I rated this book 5/5 because it is really hard to put down. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jag Singh
My granddaughter age 8 introduced me to this book. I really enjoyed reading it, but I thought it ended all of a sudden.Published 26 days ago by a happy reader
This a great children's book that I as an adult have loved reading and been unable to put down would definitely recommend even for children who are not confident readers !Published 1 month ago by Han
Reading with my y5 class who are loving it! It reinforces lots of things which they have learned in their lessons on the rainforest. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mogs
I thought this book would be a bit boring but I got stuck into this book and I could not put it down!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by smithprola
This book was EXTREMELY inviting because of the attention grabbing sentences making you want to find out what is going to happen next. Read morePublished 1 month ago by ava