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Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition

by Eva Ibbotson

Illustrated by Katie Hickey

Hardback $44.99

$44.99

Journey to the River Sea: Illustrated Edition

by Eva Ibbotson

Illustrated by Katie Hickey

Hardback $44.99

$44.99

$44.99

'The most perfect children's book . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving' – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

A gorgeous 20th anniversary hardback jacketed gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by Katie Hickey.

A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. It's perfect for girls and boys of 9+.


Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous twins and their parents.

And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of an extraordinary and beautiful new world.

Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award (now the Costa).

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529067255
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 29/12/2021
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
    Children's, Teenage & educational / Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Fiction & related items / Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Historical adventure
    Junior Fiction / Junior
  • Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
  • Pages: 336
  • Price: $44.99

'The most perfect children's book . . . captivatingly told, funny and moving' – Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

A gorgeous 20th anniversary hardback jacketed gift edition of Eva Ibbotson's award-winning, bestselling classic adventure. Fully illustrated in colour throughout by Katie Hickey.

A joyous Amazon adventure set in the lush nature of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and extraordinary characters. It's perfect for girls and boys of 9+.


Maia, an orphan, can't wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous twins and their parents.

And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of an extraordinary and beautiful new world.

Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal.
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award (now the Costa).

Author Information

Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, but when the Nazis came to power her family fled to England and she was sent to boarding school. She became a writer while bringing up her four children, and her bestselling novels have been published around the world. Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal and was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award. Some of her other young fiction titles include The Secret of Platform 13, Which Witch? and The Great Ghost Rescue. Eva died peacefully in October 2010 at the age of eighty-five.

Katie Hickey is an illustrator based just outside of London in the Surrey Hills. After graduating from Falmouth in 2016, she began working across different fields of illustration, finding a happy home specialising in children’s publishing. When she’s not illustrating, she loves to cook and travel, taking inspiration from the places and people she meets along the way.

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