An Amazon adventure set in the wilderness of Brazil, Journey to the River Sea is filled with mystery and memorable characters. 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. Winner of the Smarties Gold Medal. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Award.
Follow a little fish on her epic journey downriver as she travels out into the unknown. With stunning artwork from Hanako Clulow, a lyrical narrative and a magical 'swimming fish' on every page, this is a book to treasure and revisit time and again.
A River's Journey to the Sea is a compilation of poems expressing the poet's thoughts, feelings and experiences as she journeys through life. A compelling and moving journey of the mind; This compilation of poems takes us through a journey of love and lust, despair and hope. A truly magnificent collection of poems. Sarah J. Greg from Miami, FL Inspiring-Surreal; You ever had such deep, strong feelings about something but didn't know how to express them or share them with that special one. You ever had such deep feelings, which made you think it was somehow bad to be feeling them? And then sometimes we go to places in our heads and think things that are so pure and just normal to feel. Jacqueline's poems feel like my own life, they touched me in a way that was so surreal. Her poems have opened up a new path to new adventures of where the mind can go. We are free souls, let us fly and not fear! Well done Jacqueline, who would have ever thought feeling this way was humanely possible and so inspirational as well as uplifting. A reviewer from Toronto, Canada "An Innocence Stolen" was the most powerful piece I read. It is so horrific and truthful. I think a lot of people can relate to this and I like the end when God is questioned. I think when something bad like this happens in a person's life, we wonder, why me? It is painful to read, but a message like this needs to be heard. "Sunshine" gives people hope and it is light and fresh and is just a "feel good" piece. "A Celebration Of You" is about happiness and love to me. It is about being in love and the beauty of life that goes along with it. "If My Heart Could Speak" is also about love and happiness. It is short, sweet and to the point. "Lost Souls" is a powerful piece about the neglect, indifferent world we live in today. Kim Berg, LA, California
Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) war ein britischer Polarforscher und Mitglied der englischen Marine. Er befuhr alle Weltmeere und nahm an vielen Forschungsexpeditionen teil. Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt seine Erlebnisse während der verheerend verlaufenden Reise, der British Coppermine Expedition, in die Nordwest-Territorien Kanadas, welche in den Jahren 1819 bis 1822 stattfand und die die Crew bis fast an ihre Grenzen trieb. Es handelt sich hierbei um eine englischsprachige Ausgabe.
Sir John Franklin's Narrative of the Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-1822 recounts a hair-raising adventure of the "Golden Age of Discovery," the period from 1800 to 1847 when sailing ships from aroun Franklin entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14, went on his first exploratory voyage to Australia (1801-03), and served in the battles of Trafalgar (1805) and New Orleans (1814). He was co-commander of an Arctic expedition of 1818 that sought to reac In September 1846, during his final expedition, he became trapped in the ice in Victoria Strait, off King William Island (the midpoint between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans), which culminated, in April 1848, in the deaths of Franklin and 23 explorers AUTHOR BIO: Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), English rear admiral and explorer, is credited with expanding our geographical knowledge of the Canadian Arctic and adding greatly to the literature of exploration.
An author’s walk “from source to sea along the Ouse in Sussex is a meandering, meditative delight” drawing on history, literature, and the river itself (The Guardian, UK). In To The River, author Olivia Laing embarks on a weeklong, midsummer odyssey along the banks of the River Ouse in Sussex, England, from its source near Haywards Heath to the sea, where it empties into the Channel at Newhaven. More than sixty years after Virginia Woolf drowned herself in the River Ouse, Laing still finds inspiration and guidance in the author’s abiding presence. Through cow pastures, woods, and neighborhood streets, Laing’s meandering walk occasions a profound and haunting reflection on histories both personal and cultural, and on landscapes both physical and emotional. Along the way, she explores the roles that rivers play in human lives, tracing their intricate flow through literature, mythology and folklore. Lyrical and stirring, To the River is a passionate investigation into how history resides in a landscape - and how ghosts never quite leave the places they love. “Magical…By turns lyrical, melancholic and exultant, To the River just makes you want to follow Olivia Laing all the way to the sea.”—Daily Telegraph, UK
Udup was fearless from the start. At twenty-nine, he arrived at the US Consulate in Madras without a clear idea of why he was there. Two months later, he was US bound, with a Fulbright Scholarship and dreams of making it big in a strange new world. The book recounts his journey from a tiny village in Kerala to Caracas, Venezuela, where he lived with his Indian wife, worked in the petroleum industry, and raised three kids. Without knowing the language and the culture, initially his life became a struggle for existence. It was no easy task adjusting to a new environment and raising three Spanish-speaking kids without the support structure of family and friends back home in India. Follow Udup as he makes his way through life in this exciting book that will make you want to embark upon your own journey.
The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson is an enchanting tale of friendship and determination during the Second World War, from the author of The Star of Kazan. Tally Hamilton is furious to hear she is being sent from London to a horrid, stuffy boarding school in the countryside. And all because of the stupid war. But Delderton Hall is a far more interesting place than Tally ever imagined, and an exciting school trip to the beautiful and luscious kingdom of Bergania whisks Tally into an unexpected adventure . . . will she be able to save her new friend, Prince Karil, before it's too late?