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DetailsAn enchanting love story set in the Amazon, by the award-winning and bestselling author of Journey to the River Sea, now with a beautiful new cover look.Weekly ballet classes are Harriet Morton's only escape from her intolerably dull life. So when she is chosen to join a corps de ballet which is setting off on a tour of the Amazon, she leaps at the chance to run away for good.Performing in the grand opera houses is everything Harriet dreamed of and falling in love with an aristocratic exile makes her new life complete. Swept away by it all, she is unaware that her father and intended fiance have begun to track her down.ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than twenty books for children and young adults, many of which garnered nominations for major awards for children's literature in the UK, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the Whitbread Prize. Eva's critically acclaimed Journey to the River Sea won the Smarties Gold Medal in 2001. Set in the Amazon, it was written in honor of her deceased husband Alan, a former naturalist. Imaginative and humorous, Eva's books often convey her love of nature, in particular the Austrian countryside, which is evident in works such as The Star of Kazan and A Song for Summer. Eva passed away at her home in Newcastle on October 20th 2010. Her final book, One Boy and His Dog, was published in May 2011.
SKU Code PRK B 4241 Weight in Kg 0.2800 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9781447280118 Author Name EVA IBBOTSON Publisher Name MacMillan Childrens Books