Journey to the River Sea: Win the stunning illustrated edition

Celebrate 20 years of Eva Ibbotson's amazing story by winning the iconic new edition with artwork from Katie Hickey.

The front cover of Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson's much-loved book Journey to the River Sea is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year - and to mark the occasion, a beautiful new illustrated edition has been released!

With absolutely stunning full-colour artwork from Katie Hickey, this hardback gift edition of the story would be a stunning gift to any young reader (or a perfect present for yourself...)

Perfect for children aged 9+, Journey to the River Sea is set in the lush nature of Brazil, joining orphan Maia as she travels to live with some distant relatives - only to discover two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outside.

An illustration of a town from Journey to the River Sea

Maia spends her time exploring the beauty of the Amazon, until one day she meets a mysterious boy living alone on the wild river shores...

Filled with mystery and brilliant characters, Journey to the River Sea is a brilliant adventure that will captivate readers both young and old - so we're delighted to have three copies of the illustrated edition to give away!

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the questions below and leave your details before the closing date of 11pm on Thursday, 2 December. Good luck!

Journey to the River Sea: Win the stunning illustrated edition

Which anniversary is Journey to the River Sea celebrating this year? *

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Thursday, 2 December 2021.

6. There will be three winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. Due to the coronavirus situation, the prize will be sent out only when the prize provider is able to safely return to their office. There may be a delay before a chosen winner receives their prize.

15. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

16. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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