Autumn 2017 Term

A New School Year for Book Club

Book Club children have chosen Eva Ibbotson’s ‘Journey to the River Sea’ as their book for the new school year.

About the book:  It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at thirteen, 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 Journey to the River Sea, Eva Ibbotson’s highly colourful, joyous adventure.

Katherine Rundell (author of ‘Rooftoppers’ and ‘The Explorer’) has sent a message to the Book Club children…..

Journey to the River Sea is one of my favourite books; it has everything you could possibly need in an adventure. It has orphans, secret identities, boats, actors, dogs, music, books, fire, glass eyeballs and giant sloths: and, most of all, the Amazon rainforest. 

I loved it – it’s one of the reasons I went to the Amazon myself, which led to my own book about Amazon exploring – and I hope you love it too.   Best wishes…..Katherine Rundell.

Book Club children…..ready for a ‘Journey to the River Sea’!