Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

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The story has everything you want from an adventure; animals, beautiful rainforest and snobby, spoiled little brats of cousins. This is a touching book and it shows what friendship, perseverance and lots of other things really are.
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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.
 

About Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but spent her early childhood travelling backwards and forwards across Europe between the homes of her father, a scientist, and her mother, a novelist, who separated when she was three. When the Nazis came to power, her family fled to England. She lives in Newcastle, where she brought up her four children and has written the best-selling novels for both adults and children that have been published all around the world.
 
Published September 4, 2008 by Macmillan Children's Books. 321 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History. Fiction
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Reviewed by Rita Skeeter on Mar 06 2012

The story has everything you want from an adventure; animals, beautiful rainforest and snobby, spoiled little brats of cousins. This is a touching book and it shows what friendship, perseverance and lots of other things really are.

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