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Journey to the River Sea Sent In To Live With Distant Relatives Who Own A Rubber Plantation Along The River, English Orphan Maia Is Excited She Believes She Is In For Brightly Colored Macaws, Enormous Butterflies, And Curtains Of Sweetly Scented Orchids Trailing From The Trees Her British Classmates Warn Her Of Man Eating Alligators And Wild, Murderous Indians Unfortunately, No One Cautions Maia About Her Nasty, Xenophobic Cousins, Who Douse The House In Bug Spray And Forbid Her From Venturing Beyond Their Coiffed Compound Maia, However, Is Resourceful Enough To Find Herself Smack In The Middle Of Excitement Than She Ever Imagined, From A Mysterious Indian With An Inheritance, To An Itinerant Actor Dreading His Impending Adolescence, To A Remarkable Journey Down The In Search Of The Legendary Giant Sloth

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Journey to the River Sea
  • Eva Ibbotson
  • English
  • 19 August 2018
  • 0142501840

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  1. says:

    Those who think of theas a Green Hell bring only their own fears and prejudices to this amazing land For whether a place is a hell or a heaven rests in yourself, and those who go with courage and an open mind may find themselves in ParadiseJourney To the River SeaThis is the kind of book that demands an atmosphere..a stack of sandwiches, a tall cold glass of lemonade topped at regular intervals a wooden Easy Chair the kind your grandpa sat on and smiled genially from placedThose who think of theas a Green Hell bring only their own fears and prejudices to this amazing land For whether a place is a hell or a heaven rests in yourself, and those who go with courage and an open mind may find themselves in ParadiseJourney To the River SeaThis is the kind of book that demands an atmosphere..a stack of sandwiches, a tall cold glass of lemonade topped at regular intervals a wooden Easy Chair the kind your grandpa sat on and smiled genially from placed in a small, airy room that has a single antiquated table fan whirring noisily and a wide window from where you can hear the gentle crackle of crickets Maia has lost her parents in a tragic accident and the only existing relatives appear to be the owners of a rubber plantation along the mightyQuelling her initial fears of cannibalistic animal life and hostile Indians Maia who is an optimistic young girl is soon ready to embark on the journey She is accompanied by seemingly stern governess Miss.Minton and a fanciful imagination where her foster family will welcome her with open arms.Well after that build up, it s obvious that Maia is in for a rude shock Mr Carter, his insecticide loving wife and the terrible twins seem to be straight out of a nightmare Maia is barred from venturing beyond the clinical grounds of the Carter house Sullen Indians..the constant smell of Lysol in the house..bland food that quivers melts and the nastiness of the Carter family all combine to crush Maia s grand hopes.But then Maia meets Finn, a wild boy in a canoe..a boy who s wrapped in mystery and adventure and who will soon take Maia on an unforgettable trip into the fantastic and magical rainforest.A book that is almost lyrically beautiful Journey To The River Sea is choc a bloc with exotic plants and animals and ably supported by well etched characters Eva Ibbotson had apparently written this book in honour of her late husband who was a naturalist And she makes a fitting tribute It isn t an exaggeration to say that you can effortlessly picture the rainforest in all it s wild, damp greenery as it unfolds with each chapter And a simple lesson at the end of the day a place is what you make of it Heaven or Hell it s all about shedding your prejudices and seizing the day


  2. says:

    This is a delightful book There s something enchanting about the way in which Eva Ibbotson writes This tells the story of an orphan who is shipped off to some relatives who live in Brazil They do not meet her expectations and soon she s off having an adventure with a boy who lives on the river This is a story about dreams and reality It s about making your dreams reality in spite of obstacles It s about the futility of trying to separate yourself from the environment in which you live It This is a delightful book There s something enchanting about the way in which Eva Ibbotson writes This tells the story of an orphan who is shipped off to some relatives who live in Brazil They do not meet her expectations and soon she s off having an adventure with a boy who lives on the river This is a story about dreams and reality It s about making your dreams reality in spite of obstacles It s about the futility of trying to separate yourself from the environment in which you live It s about so many things and told in a way that they all creep up on you while you re having a fantastic adventure on the


  3. says:

    A very fun read Eva Ibbotson has become one of my favorite writers recently She s a British author who was born in Vienna and emigrated to England as a child in the early 30s I raced through her adult historical fiction romances which are currently being re released as YA and enjoyed all of them, even though I was familiar her plot pattern by the third book.This is the second children s YA book of hers that I ve read The first was The Star of Kazan, which I also liked a lot Following th A very fun read Eva Ibbotson has become one of my favorite writers recently She s a British author who was born in Vienna and emigrated to England as a child in the early 30s I raced through her adult historical fiction romances which are currently being re released as YA and enjoyed all of them, even though I was familiar her plot pattern by the third book.This is the second children s YA book of hers that I ve read The first was The Star of Kazan, which I also liked a lot Following the usual pattern, the main character, Maia, is bright, intellectually curious and eager to embrace life She s an orphan and goes from England to Brazil to live with some cousins who only take her in because of the allowance she brings The cousins are truly bad guys, with no redeeming qualities, but they re funny the mother who attacks all insects with imported bug sprays, the twins who don t like each other, or anyone else, but are inseparable, the father who collects glass eyes of famous people Kevin Hawkes s illustrations add delightfully to the atmosphere of the story While Maia doesn t get along with her cousins, she has the company of her sympathetic, but mysterious, governess, and she makes friends with the local Indians who work for her cousins She also becomes friends with a boy about her age whose European father recently died and who plans to go deeper into the interior of Brazil to find his Indian mother s people Maia desperately wants to go on this adventure too, and, eventually, she does.I think this is where the magic is in this story Sure, the responsible adult, realist part of me knows that 2 pre teens couldn t possibly make a journey up down theby themselves without falling ill or being unable to handle their boat or being eaten But Eva Ibbotson has faith in her protagonists and their dreams, and her belief in them makes you happy to believe in them too


  4. says:

    I ve been thinking a lot about how children s fiction can play a role in the moral development of a child Ibbotson writes in a variety of genres, but even her most humorous and farcical stories always have a particular moral clarity about them She reminds me of Dahl in that way The baddies are lazy, selfish, greedy, grasping and usually rich The goodies are kind, honest, brave, resourceful, modest and hardworking They yearn for connectedness, not things.Like many of Ibbotson s protagonis I ve been thinking a lot about how children s fiction can play a role in the moral development of a child Ibbotson writes in a variety of genres, but even her most humorous and farcical stories always have a particular moral clarity about them She reminds me of Dahl in that way The baddies are lazy, selfish, greedy, grasping and usually rich The goodies are kind, honest, brave, resourceful, modest and hardworking They yearn for connectedness, not things.Like many of Ibbotson s protagonists, Maia is an orphan andthan anything else she longs for family and a sense of belonging In some ways, this story reminds me of what Burnett does in The Secret Garden a young girl is taken into a hostile landscape and she brings together a group of people who have all been lonely and isolated Although Maia doesn t tame thein the same way that Mary Lennox tames the garden, she certainly does find a home and friends there I m sure that Ibbotson was paying Burnett homage, because one of the subplots is an amusing twist on the Little Lord Fauntleroy story Having said that, this is an original story partly because of the unusual setting and one of the best loved in the Ibbotson oeuvre


  5. says:

    This may well be my favourite book The first time I read it, I was ten years old and it was like nothing I d ever read before It s just magical Maia, the narrator, is the orphan of two famed explorer parents Her guardian, the staid and stuffy Mr Murray, discovers that she has relatives living in theand, thinking that Maia needs a family, he sends her off to live with Mr and Mrs Carter and their twin daughters Maia goes with an open mind, expecting a loving home and great adventur This may well be my favourite book The first time I read it, I was ten years old and it was like nothing I d ever read before It s just magical Maia, the narrator, is the orphan of two famed explorer parents Her guardian, the staid and stuffy Mr Murray, discovers that she has relatives living in theand, thinking that Maia needs a family, he sends her off to live with Mr and Mrs Carter and their twin daughters Maia goes with an open mind, expecting a loving home and great adventure, but the twins are cold and unwelcoming and Maia s only real friend on the River Sea is her governess, Miss Minton But then she meets a mysterious native boy, and realises that theof her dreams may not be so far awayI adore this book Eva Ibbotson was a truly gifted writer and I cried buckets when she died last year Thesetting is brought so vividly to life that you can actually smell the soil and hear the leaves rustling as you read I ve gone back to this book every year right into adulthood and it never fails to thrill me utterly Highly recommended to children and adults of all ages


  6. says:

    This beautiful book was bought for me as a gift I devoured it I still continue to read this beautiful story when I need a perk up Adventure, romance and a great plot Must read


  7. says:

    Pretty interesting It reminds me of like CInderella with da evil sisters except they r in daand there is a nice maid lady


  8. says:

    I really liked the first half, but the plot of the second half was messy and overly complicated There were also two mentions of Finn s Indian nature manifesting in threat of violence, which is super weird considering all the other portrayals of the Indians were peaceful and patient to the point of being taken advantage of I really liked Maia and Miss Minton and the depiction of the , but the plot resolution really disappointed me.


  9. says:

    Maia is an orphan in London, in the early 1900s She is in a boarding school where she has many friends and is beloved by the teachers and staff Her family s solicitor has finally found some distant relatives who have agreed to take Maia in however, she ll have to leave her school and go to Brazil where the Carters have a rubber plantation It so happens they have just hired a new governess for their twin daughters, so Maia and Miss Minton will make the long journey together While she is sad Maia is an orphan in London, in the early 1900s She is in a boarding school where she has many friends and is beloved by the teachers and staff Her family s solicitor has finally found some distant relatives who have agreed to take Maia in however, she ll have to leave her school and go to Brazil where the Carters have a rubber plantation It so happens they have just hired a new governess for their twin daughters, so Maia and Miss Minton will make the long journey together While she is sad to leave her friends at school, Maia is excited by the possible adventure of living in a jungle setting, and she reads about theand Brazil to prepare herself for her new life What she finds, however, is far from her imagined situation.What a lovely adventure coming of age story Maia is a strong female character intelligent, kind, generous, brave, resourceful and loyal I loved how she reserved judgment until she was certain of the facts, and even when faced with greedy, spiteful people she maintained her dignity and, with the help of Miss Minton, found a way around obstacles Her willingness to explore and learn about the native culture was also a fine lesson And I liked the way Ibbotson made heroes out of some unlikely characters I did think the Carter family father, mother, and twins were rather stereotypical villains, but that is a small quibble This is a children s book, after all, and I don t expect the same subtleties that I would in literature written for adults Occasional illustrations by Kevin Hawkes really lend atmosphere to the book


  10. says:

    At first, this looks like a fairly predictable orphaned English girl gets shipped off to live with distant relatives story Predictably, the family Maia is to live with in Brazil is horrid, and only allowed her to come at all so that they could get the allowance that comes with her Fortunately, Maia has a very sympathetic, if somewhat mysterious governess who accompanies her to Brazil and in her adventures It isn t until Maia s been in Brazil for a while that the story begins to come out of it At first, this looks like a fairly predictable orphaned English girl gets shipped off to live with distant relatives story Predictably, the family Maia is to live with in Brazil is horrid, and only allowed her to come at all so that they could get the allowance that comes with her Fortunately, Maia has a very sympathetic, if somewhat mysterious governess who accompanies her to Brazil and in her adventures It isn t until Maia s been in Brazil for a while that the story begins to come out of its predictable beginnings There s a missing boy who may or may not actually be missing, and a child actor suddenly looking at the end of his career, and possibly Maia s new family has been living on ill gotten gains for some time.This is quite an enjoyable story, with plenty of adventure, and some intrigue mixed in for good measure The characters are believable and the ending is quite satisfying, with the horrid family getting their comeuppance and Maia and her friends being able to live out their dreams

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