A special 20th anniversary edition of this awardwinning classic adventure from Eva Ibbotson. Winner of the 2001 Smarties Book Prize Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the 2001 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the 2002 Whitbread Children's Book Award. 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. An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters.