For Francis, life is already confusing and unhappy. Then, his family breaks up and his mother is taken into hospital. When he goes to stay with a family who live on a farm by a river, he begins to feel a glimmer of hope at last. One day, he sets out on a journey that will change his life for ever, as he tries to find out where the river begins. Where the River Begins tells the story of the effects of a family break-up on a ten-year-old boy. Fostered by a Christian family while his mother recovers in hospital, Francis experiences real love and forgiveness for the first time. He finds solace in the river, and as he tries to find its source, discovers the source of Christian life. Without preaching, Patricia St John once again weaves her magic in this beautiful moving story showing Christian truths and values. The stories of Patricia St John are timeless classics and have been entertaining and challenging children and young people for generations. This new edition of is as fresh as when it was first published in 1980.