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

Most Helpful

Great story for kids - let's go to the jungle!

It took me 2 chapters to really get into this book but once the characters got to Brazil I felt like I cared immensely what happened to all of them. There are plenty of points where there is good deal of mystery and what happens next??? Beautifully written and ideal for children of 10 +
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- Mr Dan H N

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

Book Details

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