Monday, February 18, 2013

Review #1:
Journey to The River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Awards:  Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for reader ages 9–11 and has been nominated for several others including the  Blue Peter Book Award: Book I Couldn't Put Down. 
A great book for: Returning to again and again and those who like historical novels
What formats can I buy it in?You can buy this in paperback, hardback and e-reader format.

Firstly I apologize, my copy  is very old and I bought it from my local library 5 years ago!

The book is about an orphan, Maia, who goes to live with her relatives in the Amazon with her governess, Miss Minton. Maia simply can't wait for all the exotic animals, plants and insects, but she is not warned of her cousins who douse the house in bug spray and never venture outside. She quickly wins the charms of the locals and meets an 'Indian' with an inheritance. However all is not as it seems in Manaus.....

I really like the morals I felt the book gave about loyalty and trust. The twins were a funny touch but had their dark side!

Even though this book is written in the third person (Maia thought this), you get to know her really well and feel as if you are looking through her eyes at all the new experiences. Ibbotson has created a very belivable setting and used fact.

I myself have read this book loads of times and whenever I have a 'can't find anything to read' moment I will always return to this book.

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  1. Hi, this is a great idea to publish this blog, I hope that this is a great resource for people looking for new books to read!

    Good luck and happy blogging.

  2. Hi this is a gr8 idea.

  3. GR8 BLOG

  4. Hi i am anonymous' brother
    Great idea and also more books like The Enchanted Castle and The Demon King. Happy Blogging.

    1. If that's The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, then it's the book I'm reviewing next!
      The Book Fridge xxx

    2. And who's The Enchanted Castle by?

  5. Heya!
    I was wondering if ou could review the first book in this series, 'The Drangonfly Pool'? It is an amazing book!
    Also, do you think it would be ok for other people to write some reviews for your blog?
    Moocow :)

  6. Oh yh the dragonfly pool is a gd series
    cya 2moz 'the book fridge'
    A x