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Virta vie viidakkoon [Ebook] ➠ Virta vie viidakkoon Author Eva Ibbotson – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Orpo englantilaistytt Maia on riemuissaan H n p sisi asumaan viidakossa asuvien sukulaistensa luo Perill odottaa kuitenkin pettymys Is nt perhe ei halua olla miss n tekemisiss paikallisten ihmisten ja Orpo englantilaistytt Maia on riemuissaan H n p sisi asumaan viidakossa asuvien sukulaistensa luo Perill odottaa kuitenkin pettymys Is nt perhe ei halua olla miss n tekemisiss paikallisten ihmisten ja kulttuurin kanssa Eiv tk perheen kaksostyt t voi siet MaiaaKielloista huolimatta Maia tutustuu intiaaneihin ja viidakossa kasvaneeseen englantilaispoikaan Finn tutustuttaa h net sademets n ihmeisiin, ja el m muuttuu j nnitt v ksi seikkailuksi Mutta miksi poika haluaa matkustaa jokea pitkin yh syvemm lle viidakkoon Mit h n etsii, ja miksi yksityisetsiv t ovat h Virta vie PDF or nen kannoillaan.


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  1. Namratha Namratha 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. Trish Trish says:

    Imagine being a young girl in the early 20th century Imagine your parents both having died while you were in a good school in London Imagine your legal guardian finding some distant relatives who live along theriver Imagine being sent there and all the adventures you d be dreaming of Imagine arriving only to find that you re not wanted, only the large sum of money your parents have left you is.This is exactly what happens to Maia in this book.She arrives in Manaus and immediately fal Imagine being a young girl in the early 20th century Imagine your parents both having died while you were in a good school in London Imagine your legal guardian finding some distant relatives who live along theriver Imagine being sent there and all the adventures you d be dreaming of Imagine arriving only to find that you re not wanted, only the large sum of money your parents have left you is.This is exactly what happens to Maia in this book.She arrives in Manaus and immediately falls in love with the exotic fruits, the musical indiginous people, the eccentric theatre built in the town, the greenery and the wildlife Unfortunately, there is nothing to fall in love with about her relatives Neither the two adults, nor their horrible twin girls And they don t actually like Brazil so there is no exploring the region, just going into the garden is frowned upon.Nevertheless, Maia is the typical heroine of such a story brave, positive, full of life and cheer and good manners So it doesn t take her long to make friends elsewhere.Amidst her trying to evade her awful cousins, she is tutored by a wonderful governness, goes to piano and dancing lessons, meets a young actor as well as an old professor, some Russian aristocrats and a seemingly wild boy And yes, all of them play a vital part in this story because almost nothing is as it seems.Thus, the young and old readers are taken into the jungle, on one of Her Majesty s ships as well as little river boats, to encounter all manner of strange and splendid fauna and flora We learn of a plot back in England, try to evade some detectives, narrowly escape with our lives and simply put have a wonderful time.There is a foreword and a note from the author at the beginning of my book The former explains the significance of this author I had never heard of her before , the latter is she herself telling us what made her write this book.The passion for the setting is palpable through Maia s and Finn s love for the place, the writing is bringing to life all the brightly colored macaws, enormous butterflies and dangerous caimans I ve read a few adventure stories, but this author s swept you along like few others.This might have been intended for children but despite some plot points being relatively obvious, it s a blast for old er readers as well Who doesn t want to see people get what they deserve be it good or bad and to go on an adventure in a place seldomly written about And along the way you re taught how awful racism is and how enriched your life can get when you allow yourself to meet other cultures


  3. Andrea Hickman Walker Andrea Hickman Walker 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


  4. Beth Bonini Beth Bonini 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. Debbie Debbie 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


  6. Kitty Kitty 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


  7. Anne Osterlund Anne Osterlund says:

    Maia is without a home Her parents passed away in an accident and since then she has been a wealthy orphan girl compelled to spend her vacations alone at the Mayfair Academy for Young Ladies in London.But at last a letter arrives that her father s second cousin s family will take her At their home on a rubber plantation outside Manaus, Brazil Maia is headed for the .For most proper young English ladies, this might be a tad intimidating but she is determined to embrace the experience T Maia is without a home Her parents passed away in an accident and since then she has been a wealthy orphan girl compelled to spend her vacations alone at the Mayfair Academy for Young Ladies in London.But at last a letter arrives that her father s second cousin s family will take her At their home on a rubber plantation outside Manaus, Brazil Maia is headed for the .For most proper young English ladies, this might be a tad intimidating but she is determined to embrace the experience The wild creatures of the rainforest, the dark hued watery tributaries that form the roadways around Manaus, the Indians that call thetheir home all are fascinating to Maia.The reality of Brazil is eventhrilling than the place in her imagination.If only she could live there without her relatives Journey to theis a mid grade adventure story set around 1910 1911 The heroine is irrepressible The setting is gorgeously brought to life The villains are truly awful And the tale is told with a splendid mix of humor, tongue and cheek sarcasm, and awe


  8. HP Saucerer HP Saucerer says:

    A beautifully written, larger than life ian adventure story that s filled with lovable heroes and heroines, some dastardly villains and a cleverly worked plot Set a hundred years ago, the story follows the life and journey of Maia, a young orphan girl, who is sent from a boarding school in England to live with her distant relatives in thejungle Maia has dreams of finding the loving family she has always longed for, but one by one her dreams are slowly extinguished Undeterred by A beautifully written, larger than life ian adventure story that s filled with lovable heroes and heroines, some dastardly villains and a cleverly worked plot Set a hundred years ago, the story follows the life and journey of Maia, a young orphan girl, who is sent from a boarding school in England to live with her distant relatives in thejungle Maia has dreams of finding the loving family she has always longed for, but one by one her dreams are slowly extinguished Undeterred by ill fortune, and with a huge heart and a set of wonderful friends, Maia navigates her way through the different twists and turns, transforming both her own fortune and the fortunes of the others close to her Ibbotson manages to write an epic story that is intimate at the same time, and one full of wisdom, warmth and understanding The characterization and dialogue is so tellingly drawn that you feel as if you ve met the people, heard their voices and known their histories, making Journey to the River Sea such compelling reading and, without doubt, a modern classic


  9. Allison Allison says:

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


  10. Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin says:

    A wonderful children s book it reminded me of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.


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10 thoughts on “Virta vie viidakkoon

  1. Namratha Namratha 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. Trish Trish says:

    Imagine being a young girl in the early 20th century Imagine your parents both having died while you were in a good school in London Imagine your legal guardian finding some distant relatives who live along theriver Imagine being sent there and all the adventures you d be dreaming of Imagine arriving only to find that you re not wanted, only the large sum of money your parents have left you is.This is exactly what happens to Maia in this book.She arrives in Manaus and immediately fal Imagine being a young girl in the early 20th century Imagine your parents both having died while you were in a good school in London Imagine your legal guardian finding some distant relatives who live along theriver Imagine being sent there and all the adventures you d be dreaming of Imagine arriving only to find that you re not wanted, only the large sum of money your parents have left you is.This is exactly what happens to Maia in this book.She arrives in Manaus and immediately falls in love with the exotic fruits, the musical indiginous people, the eccentric theatre built in the town, the greenery and the wildlife Unfortunately, there is nothing to fall in love with about her relatives Neither the two adults, nor their horrible twin girls And they don t actually like Brazil so there is no exploring the region, just going into the garden is frowned upon.Nevertheless, Maia is the typical heroine of such a story brave, positive, full of life and cheer and good manners So it doesn t take her long to make friends elsewhere.Amidst her trying to evade her awful cousins, she is tutored by a wonderful governness, goes to piano and dancing lessons, meets a young actor as well as an old professor, some Russian aristocrats and a seemingly wild boy And yes, all of them play a vital part in this story because almost nothing is as it seems.Thus, the young and old readers are taken into the jungle, on one of Her Majesty s ships as well as little river boats, to encounter all manner of strange and splendid fauna and flora We learn of a plot back in England, try to evade some detectives, narrowly escape with our lives and simply put have a wonderful time.There is a foreword and a note from the author at the beginning of my book The former explains the significance of this author I had never heard of her before , the latter is she herself telling us what made her write this book.The passion for the setting is palpable through Maia s and Finn s love for the place, the writing is bringing to life all the brightly colored macaws, enormous butterflies and dangerous caimans I ve read a few adventure stories, but this author s swept you along like few others.This might have been intended for children but despite some plot points being relatively obvious, it s a blast for old er readers as well Who doesn t want to see people get what they deserve be it good or bad and to go on an adventure in a place seldomly written about And along the way you re taught how awful racism is and how enriched your life can get when you allow yourself to meet other cultures

  3. Andrea Hickman Walker Andrea Hickman Walker 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

  4. Beth Bonini Beth Bonini 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. Debbie Debbie 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

  6. Kitty Kitty 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

  7. Anne Osterlund Anne Osterlund says:

    Maia is without a home Her parents passed away in an accident and since then she has been a wealthy orphan girl compelled to spend her vacations alone at the Mayfair Academy for Young Ladies in London.But at last a letter arrives that her father s second cousin s family will take her At their home on a rubber plantation outside Manaus, Brazil Maia is headed for the .For most proper young English ladies, this might be a tad intimidating but she is determined to embrace the experience T Maia is without a home Her parents passed away in an accident and since then she has been a wealthy orphan girl compelled to spend her vacations alone at the Mayfair Academy for Young Ladies in London.But at last a letter arrives that her father s second cousin s family will take her At their home on a rubber plantation outside Manaus, Brazil Maia is headed for the .For most proper young English ladies, this might be a tad intimidating but she is determined to embrace the experience The wild creatures of the rainforest, the dark hued watery tributaries that form the roadways around Manaus, the Indians that call thetheir home all are fascinating to Maia.The reality of Brazil is eventhrilling than the place in her imagination.If only she could live there without her relatives Journey to theis a mid grade adventure story set around 1910 1911 The heroine is irrepressible The setting is gorgeously brought to life The villains are truly awful And the tale is told with a splendid mix of humor, tongue and cheek sarcasm, and awe

  8. HP Saucerer HP Saucerer says:

    A beautifully written, larger than life ian adventure story that s filled with lovable heroes and heroines, some dastardly villains and a cleverly worked plot Set a hundred years ago, the story follows the life and journey of Maia, a young orphan girl, who is sent from a boarding school in England to live with her distant relatives in thejungle Maia has dreams of finding the loving family she has always longed for, but one by one her dreams are slowly extinguished Undeterred by A beautifully written, larger than life ian adventure story that s filled with lovable heroes and heroines, some dastardly villains and a cleverly worked plot Set a hundred years ago, the story follows the life and journey of Maia, a young orphan girl, who is sent from a boarding school in England to live with her distant relatives in thejungle Maia has dreams of finding the loving family she has always longed for, but one by one her dreams are slowly extinguished Undeterred by ill fortune, and with a huge heart and a set of wonderful friends, Maia navigates her way through the different twists and turns, transforming both her own fortune and the fortunes of the others close to her Ibbotson manages to write an epic story that is intimate at the same time, and one full of wisdom, warmth and understanding The characterization and dialogue is so tellingly drawn that you feel as if you ve met the people, heard their voices and known their histories, making Journey to the River Sea such compelling reading and, without doubt, a modern classic

  9. Allison Allison says:

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

  10. Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin says:

    A wonderful children s book it reminded me of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

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