Journey to the River SeaAll Around the World, Eva Ibbotson, Fiction Around The World, Running Wild in the Rainforest
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.
The?tale of an orphaned London schoolgirl and her governess’s journey to South America, where Maia is?to start a new life with distant relatives who live 1000 miles from the mouth of the Amazon.