Journey to the River Sea

DIV With the memorable characters and plot twists she brings to her best selling fantasies, Eva Ibbotson has written a hair raising novel, set in turn of the last century Brazil Maia, an orphan, is sent from England to live with unfamiliar cousins on a rubber plantation in South America The brave, curious girl and her fierce but kind governess arrive in their new home, each with secret hopes of adventure These are immediately quashed by the Carters, who hate their adopted land and its inhabitants They are obsessed with re creating England in the forest, right down to the watery puddings It is only through friendship with a mysterious Indian boy who just might be the heir to a large fortune and a runaway child actor who specializes in Little Lord Fauntleroy that Maia and Miss Minton, her governess, find the excitement they longed for an unexpected expedition into the heart of the , in search of a lost tribe and the legendary giant sloth.
Journey to the River Sea DIV With the memorable characters and plot twists she brings to her best selling fantasies Eva Ibbotson has written a hair raising novel set in turn of the last century Brazil Maia an orphan is se

  • Title: Journey to the River Sea
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson
  • ISBN: 1509832254
  • Page: 476
  • Format: broch
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    1. A touching children's adventure story that takes place in Brazil.An orphan girl that makes the best of her situation in a possibly intimidating environment.To be read by children or to children, many times.

    2. Les héroïnes de Eva Ibbotson sont bonnes, travailleuses et courageuses. Annika est tout cela. Bébé abandonné, petite servante, fille de la noblesse, elle garde ses qualités de coeur et sa bonne volonté.L'histoire se lit avec intéret et plaisir.La description de Vienne au temps de l'empereur et la légende des Lippizans y ajoute du charme.

    3. Not just a book for girls. I first purchased the book on tape for a road trip several years ago. My 13 year old daughter read the book a year later. I purchased it again for my youngest son (12 at the time) to read after an assignment on the . He finished it in one day he loved it that much!My 15 year old son was curious and read it the next day. What a mystery! What an adventure! I'm sure I will purchase it again to give as a gift in the future.

    4. This is the best book I've read in a very long time. It has it all from full characters to beautiful settings to adventure to well everything. I spend a lot of time reading books for youngsters to find gems to send to my grands. I know of five young girls who will receive this soon. It's wonderful!

    5. We were searching for books about the when we came upon Journey to the River Sea. I'd never heard of Eva Ibbotson and was a bit skeptical. However, we were all extemely engrossed in this story from beginning to end! It is extremely well-written and does provide a great description of the --the flora, fauna, climate, and people. The characters are so real, you find yourself on a roller coaster of emotions. Some are so likable; others so NOT! This is just a fun book to read; plus you learn a litt [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book. It's quite young and unrealistic, but it's the type of book I would like my hypothetical children to read one day. It teaches you to dream big, to not be scared of new things, that reading essential and that there are good people in the world, but also that the bad ones can be very bad and can't always be changed. The fact that I was in the last year and experienced a lot of what is in the book also helped.

    7. This book was recommended to me by my 8year old granddaughter who is reading in the international school in Japan.I just loved it and I couldn't put it down. I am 68 years young and thanked my granddaughter for asking me to read this book.

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