Journey to the River Sea

  • by Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by Penelope Rawlins
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, 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 this highly colourful, joyous, and award-winning adventure.


What the Critics Say

"An intricate, cleverly paced plot, with plenty of clues for children along the way, makes this a real page-turner"
"Adventure lovers will devour this one and wish that it would continue." (School Library Journal)
"Journey to the River Sea won the Nestle Children’s Book Prize Gold Award, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie medal."


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Customer Reviews

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Adventure, friendship and belonging

An adventure book that is culturally sensitive and paints a vividly colourful Brazil. Maya is a character whose determination, kindness and curiosity make her a fantastic heroine.
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- Zoe

Great book

Would you consider the audio edition of Journey to the River Sea to be better than the print version?

Eдна увлекателна приключенска история, която се поглъща на един дъх. Чудесна за тинейджери и не само ...

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- Stefanka Bratinova

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-11-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks