Rich, spoilt, high-maintenance Eva Gordon likes fancy, sophisticated things so when her parents sell their sell their holiday home and their expensive car Eva can’t understand why.
But when Eva’s dad loses his job and she has to move house and change schools, she realises life has changed for good. She’s determined to hate her new life, until a chance visit to a fortune teller gives her the idea that doing good may help her to get her old life back. Eva (with the help of her friend Victoria) starts to help all around her, whether they want it or not!
The story of Eva’s Journey from spoilt princess to pretty cool girl!
'makes you want to read more, and I could never put it down'
'a charming, topical story about what really matters in life'
The Farmers Journal
'Eight to 10-year-olds can really take off into the worlds of their imaginations, and, in this age group, fiction really comes into its own. An author with a huge following is, of course, Judi Curtin, whose Eva's Journey, her first book after the Alice an
'another cracker about friends and family from Limerick’s writing legend'
'I think this is one of Judi’s best books yet ... I finished it in under a day, it was so good ... Overall I thought the book was fantastic ... Fabulous book, everyone should read it.'
'Clear text, plenty of lively dialogue and lots of genuinely funny moments make for a very enjoyable read. It should provide heartwarming inspiration for many a ten-to-twelve-year-old girl.'
'After only a few sugar-loaded pages, the reader is just longing for the smile to be wiped off her (Eva’s) professionally painted lips - just to get her taken down a peg or two. And the reader is not disappointed.'
'This is a refreshing kind of book and would give children the idea to make the best of what you have got. It’s an "always look on the bright side of life" kind of book!'
'a book that is very relevant to the times we now live in'
'a great book ... I recommend it for ages 9 and up'
'an exciting and enjoyable storyline ... an interesting and enticing read'
I love this book! I think Judi Curtin is a brilliant author!
Kaya on 26th July 2011
Sarah on 1st April 2011
I think Eva's Journey is the best book I've ever read. I read it all in one day. It is a great book and I definitely would give it 10/10. Judi Curtin, you are the best author in the world!
Caoimhe on 10th January 2011
A modern day fairy tale, 'Eva's Journey' charts Eva's progress as she learns that stuff, while nice, is not what makes life worthwhile. The friendship she begins with the odd girl in her class makes her new life more bearable, and the steadfast friend fr
Aoife on 5th October 2010
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