Journey to the River Sea

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 cu
  • Title: Journey to the River Sea
  • Author: Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes
  • ISBN: 9780142501849
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Journey to the River Sea
    Sent in 1910 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 onSent in 1910 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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  • Eva Ibbotson Kevin Hawkes

    Eva Ibbotson born Maria Charlotte Michelle Wiesner was a British novelist specializing in romance and children s fantasy.Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1925 When Hitler came into power, Ibbotson s family moved to England She attended Bedford College, graduating in 1945 Cambridge University from 1946 47 and the University of Durham, from which she graduated with a diploma in education in 1965 Ibbotson had intended to be a physiologist, but was put off by the amount of animal testing that she would have to do Instead, she married and raised a family, returning to school to become a teacher in the 1960s Ibbotson was widowed with three sons and a daughter.Ibottson began writing with the television drama Linda Came Today , in 1965 Ten years later, she published her first novel, The Great Ghost Rescue Ibbotson has written numerous books including The Secret of Platform 13, Journey to the River Sea, Which Witch , Island of the Aunts, and Dial a Ghost She won the Nestl Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea, and has been a runner up for many of major awards for British children s literature.Her books are imaginative and humorous, and most of them feature magical creatures and places, despite the fact that she disliked thinking about the supernatural, and created the characters because she wanted to decrease her readers fear of such things.Some of the books, particularly Journey to the River Sea, also reflect Ibbotson s love of nature Ibbotson wrote this book in honor of her husband who had died just before she wrote it , a former naturalist The book had been in her head for years before she actually wrote it.Ibbotson said she dislikes financial greed and a lust for power and often creates antagonists in her books who have these characteristics Some have been struck by the similarity of Platform 9 3 4 in J.K Rowling s Harry Potter books to Ibbotson s The Secret of Platform 13, which came out three years before the first Harry Potter book.Her love of Austria is evident in works such as The Star Of Kazan and A Song For Summer These books, set primarily in the Austrian countryside, display the author s love for nature and all things natural.

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  • Those who think of the as 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 Paradise Journey 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 roo [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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 p [...]


  • 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 [...]


  • 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 the and, 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 twin [...]


  • 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


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


  • 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 le [...]


  • 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 p [...]


  • A wonderful adventure story set in England and the Richly drawn characters and beautifully written I felt like I was there Perfect for UKS2 I ll be sharing this at school.


  • Eva Ibbotson, if still with us, would have been celebrating her 90th birthday in January 2015, but sadly she died in 2010 Born in Vienna, she had to move to England in 1935 when Hitler came to power That experience of being uprooted was drawn on directly for novels like The Morning Gift about a girl from a secular Jewish family escaping Nazi Germany and indirectly, I suspect, for Maia, the young protagonist of Journey to the River Sea Who has not imagined what life might be like if one was an or [...]


  • Journey to the River Sea is just the kind of book I loved reading as a child It is set in the late 19th century I ve always enjoyed those books than the ones set in recent times and is an adventure story with strong female characters and intelligent kids Maia has lost both her parents in an accident She lives in a boarding school in London until her guardian finds distant relatives who are willing to let her live with them Maia is very excited to have a new family again with twins her age and [...]


  • I read this at school and found it quite enjoyable The characters and storyline managed to draw me in well and I could really sense what it was like in the situation I was drawn into the story and the atmosphere of the book.


  • What a little stunner of a story I came across this book in a charity shop I liked the fact it was a hardback I know, a little quirk I have I was taken with the gorgeous cover and the unusual title.This was written in a way that reminded me of the books I read in junior school It relit my ten year old self s yen for adventure and for things completely different to all I ve known The main character, Maia, sadly lost her parents to an accident and we find her receiving some news of her future at t [...]



  • Re read for the category favorite book as a child Now I realize this book is the reason I love books set in the.



  • I enjoyed this through and through, and somewhere in the second half it sailed from a 3 star rating to a 4 star one I think it s because, by the mid point, almost all the events that an adult reader would predict have happened, and from then on it s all about seeing how everything plays out and, most important, seeing Maia in her element There were girls at school who wanted to ride, and others who wanted to go on the stage, and there was a girl who had made a terrible fuss till she was allowed [...]


  • I very much enjoyed this book It s a good story with an engaging central character and plenty of incident Maia has a lot to cope with her parents have died and she must travel to the with a governess she does not know to live with distant relatives that she has never met She is an adventurous person and approaches her new life with enthusiasm and spirit But things do not turn out quite as she has hoped, and Maia is soon dealing with difficult people and an unexpected adventure.The story, set in [...]


  • I read this when it was given to our Y6 children for their Literacy Work It took me a while to get into the book but, eventually, I found it quite interesting The characters were well portrayed and very typical of the class system that was in evidence in Britain at that time It also portrays the Victorian feeling that they ruled the world and other people needed to fit to their ideals The governess is almost like a Nanny McPhee character, keeping an eye on the main character.The book portrays we [...]


  • This is my favourite book by far I remember the first time i saw iti had won a competition when i was 11 and this was my prize I remember looking at the cover and thinking OH and I isntantly thought it looked boring But when i decided to have a go and read it, i was suprised at how much i was drawn into the story and i couldnt put it down I really enjoyed it and was so happy i had won it afterall Since then ive read and re read it so many times Just goes to show u should never judge a book by it [...]


  • I thought the book was adventurous and likely to be rated as a five star and also hated the twins Gwendoline and Beatrice as Mya also hated them Miss Minton was a fantastic character The book made me feel that I wanted to go to Manaus myself one day


  • I remember I took this book with me when I went to America and I read it about three times while I was there I was so completely in love with it


  • A delightful story of friendship and adventure by one of my favourite children s authors, Eva Ibbotson Maia is an orphan and is a learner at a boarding school in London when she finds out the startling news that her legal guardian, a kindly and elderly lawyer, has found a relative of hers and that they want Maia to come and live with them Wonderful news as the Carters have twin daughters just about Maia s age The anxiety producing side of this news is that the Carters live in Brazil along the e [...]


  • Oh gosh this was so lovely I love Eva Ibbotson so when I saw this at the store I had to get it The storyline is rather the opposite of Witch of Blackbird Pond by someone else entirely , but the books still go very nicely together.



  • I ve read everything I can find by Ibbotson and am a huge fan If I absolutely had to pick a favourite, this is probably it.


  • Maia is an orphan who has been taught in an all girl s boarding school in England for most of her life This existence could not be different from Brazil where her aunt and uncle live with their twin girls and where she will shortly be shipped off her with her stern governess Although her classmates warn of the perils of the , Maia is excited by the prospect of her new adventure However, what she finds waiting for her is not at all what she had imagined Her aunt and uncle have only taken her on [...]


  • Great historical.It did make me mad that the ages of the characters were never mentioned.Also the carters grr the colonialism of them grrrOther than that great book.Fast and fun read.


  • Read it once, retain fond memories.Read it twice, and feel the love be rekindled.That s pretty much what I went through when I rediscovered this little gem from my elementary school years For ages, I d passed it by on the library shelves, always putting it on the reread list for when I had time and a lack of new, shiny titles to discover It wasn t until I discovered that our library had gotten rid of BOTH COPIES I mean, who does that to classic children s literature that I took the initiative to [...]


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