Read "Journey to the River Sea" by Eva Ibbotson available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. An site adventure set in the . It is and Maia, tragically orphaned at 13, has been sent from England to start a new life with distant relatives in Manaus, hundreds of miles up the site. She is accompanied by an eccentric and mysterious governess who has secret reasons of her own for making the journey. With the memorable characters and plot twists she brings to her best-selling fantasies, acclaimed author Eva Ibbotson has written a hair-raising novel, set in turn-of-the-last-century Brazil. Readers of every generation will treasure Ibbotson's lush historical adventure that.
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Readers of every generation will treasure Ibbotson's lush historical adventure that harkens back to the beloved classics of Frances Hodgson Burnett and Louisa May Alcott.
I enjoyed the complexity of this novel, though it was easy to read and understand. I think many kids would be able to identify with Maia, and her perspective through the events of the plot.
I liked this book. It pretended to be a slow burn, hinting at twists that would normally be revealed during the climax. However, unlike most children's books, it didn't follow a standard "story map" - it had an unusual amount of peaks, rises, and falls.
Journey to the River Sea. Eva Ibbotson.
Some of her novels for adults have been successfully reissued for the young adult market in recent years. For the historical novel Journey to the River Sea , she won the Smarties Prize in category years, garnered unusual commendation as runner up for the Guardian Prize, and made the Carnegie, Whitbread, and Blue Peter shortlists. He is shown to be manipulative and has an obsession with collecting famous peoples' glass eyes.
At the end of the novel he is sent to prison in the site after failing to pay workers and loan sharks.
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He also gets taken to prison by Gonzales. Carter is a very mysterious man; he doesn't really care for his family and spends all day in his messy office obsessing over his collection of eyeballs.
He loves his collection of eyeballs to such an extent that when the Carters' home caught fire, he chose to retrieve his collection of eyes from his office instead of helping Maia from the burning house. When questioned by Miss Minton at the hospital he claims that he tried to get to Maia's room but the fire prevented him from reaching her. She is very arrogant, though loving. Maia in the book has called her Minty as a nickname.
She is very slender and only wears black and she is kind and strict at the same time. She loves reading books, the only reason she accepted the job at the carters was because she had no money.
She takes a liking to Maia and her love for the jungle. Later in the book she is recognized as 'Bella' the maid who helped Bernard Tavener get out of Westwood.
However, word comes from Mr. Murray, a lawyer and her guardian, that he has found her relatives who are willing to take her in, called the Carters.
Journey to the River Sea
On the ship, she befriends a boy named Clovis King, who is traveling in the acting troupe run by his adoptive parents, the Goodleys. He wishes to go back to England, to his foster mother, but the Goodleys won't let him. Maia promises that she will go and see his play once in Brazil.
The Carters are not as kind as she had hoped for.
They do not embrace their surroundings and almost always stay indoors, except for trips to Manaus. Beatrice and Gwendolyn, the twins, are selfish and seem to be brought up strictly to be British. When time comes to see Clovis's play in the town, the twins tell a lie and say that all the tickets had sold out so they couldn't download one for her. Maia goes to see Clovis, and she secretly slips out of the Carters house to get there.
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When she gets lost, an Indian boy takes her to the theatre on his boat. When Maia finally gets to watch Little Lord Fauntleroy, Clovis is acting very well, but in the most important part, his voice cracks and the play is ruined. Later, Maia meets a half-native, half-British boy called Finn Taverner and finds out that he was the boy who gave her a ride to Clovis's act.
Men, whom Maia nicknames "the crows", are chasing him because his grandfather had wanted to find the heir of Westwood, the estate of the wealthy Taverner family. Finn doesn't want to go, because of the terrible memories his father had of living in Westwood and because he wants to travel up the site to where an Indian tribe his mother's tribe called the Xanti live.
Afterward, Clovis meets Finn too and Finn suggests that they swap positions because Clovis wants to go back to England and Finn wants to stay in Brazil. Clovis will pretend to be Finn Taverner and become the heir to Westwood, while Finn will explore the "River Sea" the name given to the site River by locals. The swapping is successful, and for a while, everything seems to be going fairly well.
But then one day, Miss Minton disappears. She has plans to rescue Maia from the Carters by taking the place of Mademoiselle Lille, the governess to a Russian family, the Keminskys, Maia's friends Sergei and Olga and their parents, the Count and Countess Keminsky. However, Maia, who Miss Minton eventually plans to take with her, does not know this and believes that she has been abandoned.
While she is gone, the twins accidentally start a fire in the Carters's home.
Carter, distracted by Beatrice and Gwendolyn's fighting, accidentally spills insect repellent onto the oil lamp, burning the twins' bedroom and finally the whole house.
The Carters are sent to the hospital in the river ambulance, but Maia is left on her own. She is found by Finn and he takes her on his boat, the Arabella, to embark on the adventure she had hoped for. Miss Minton and her friend, Professor Neville Glastonberry, chase after them by boat as well.
They find the Xanti and for a short time, they live with them and are perfectly happy. Then a problem presents itself. Maia is singing for the Xanti, and the police from Manaus hear her voice and also find Miss Minton's corset, and, thinking they will rescue Miss Minton, Maia, and the curator of the Natural History museum, take them back to Manaus.
Meanwhile, in England, Clovis confesses that he is not the heir and wishes to go home, which causes Sir Aubrey to have a heart attack. Finn goes to Westwood, his father's home, to help Clovis, but Clovis tells him that he has since told Sir Aubrey that his confession was simply a joke. Finn is relieved as this means he can return to Brazil. In the end, the Mrs.Maia used to live and study in a boarding school in England; all fees were subsidized by her parents' trust fund.
While she is gone, the twins accidentally start a fire in the Carters's home. The 5th Wave. Clovis will pretend to be Finn Taverner and become the heir to Westwood, while Finn will explore the "River Sea" the name given to the site River by locals.
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