Journey To The River Sea [Paperback]
- Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date:
- 03 June 2011
- Adventure stories
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A wonderful little book. I would have loved this as a child. If i had a daughter, i'd want her to read this book. My only quibble is that the girl in the story, Maia, is too perfect - clever, good, unspoilt etc. But then, as she's the heroine, i can forgive her...
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River. excellent historical fiction in the tradition of FH Burnett
this is Eva Ibbotson's best book, i absolutely loved it and read it in one sitting...
This wasn't a recent read, but we have it in our Blevins library and it remains one of my all-time favorite children's books. It is slightly Dickensian in flavor, because the good people are very, very good, and the bad people are horrid. It is set in the Amazon Rain Forest and has plenty of action and adventure. The ending sees the good people rewarded and the bad ones getting what they deserved. The writing is beautiful, the setting is gorgeous and exciting, the main character is strong and survives against all odds, and the plot is magical. This would make a great family read.
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