Friday, 31 January 2020

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Journey to the River Sea was picked as Number 3 on the UK BookTrust's list of books for 9-11 year olds.  It was a goodie.

The author also writes books for adults.  I remember reading one years ago.  I think it was called The Morning Gift – it was good too.  The author was a refugee from Nazi Germany – but you would never think that English was her second language.  How wonderful it must be to be able to be truly fluent in more than one language.

The book has a plucky heroine, Maia, who is an orphan.  She is sent to live with some distant relatives in Brazil – who are true villains (and duly come to a somewhat sticky end). 

There is a voyage down the Amazon river and lots of interesting wildlife.

The plot is a little bit unsophisticated – but, people, this is a book for kids.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like something that might really intrigue a 9-11 year-old.


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