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 Journey to the river sea
 Author: Ibbotson, Eva

 Illustrator: Hawkes, Kevin

 Publisher:  Dutton Children's Books
 Pub Year: 2001

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 298 p., ill., 21 cm.

 BTSB No: 478057 ISBN: 9780525467397
 Ages: 10-16 Grades: 5-11

 Subjects:
 Orphans -- Fiction
 Governesses -- Fiction
 Amazon River Region -- Fiction
 Brazil -- History -- 1889-1930 -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Summary:
Sent to live in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the Amazon River.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.60
   Points: 12.0   Quiz: 58234
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 5.90
   Points: 17.0   Quiz: 28639

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 5 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 5.RF Phonics & Word Recognition
   Grade 5 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 5.RF Fluency
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
   Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 7 → Reading → CCR College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/01/01)
   School Library Journal (+) (01/02)
   Booklist (+) (12/15/01)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (04/02)
 The Hornbook (01/02)

Full Text Reviews:

Bulletin for the Center... - 04/01/2002 Wealthy orphan Maia is turned over to the care of her new governess, Miss Minton, and sent off to live with relatives on a rubber plantation. Early twentieth century Brazil is a miracle to both girl and governess, and not even wicked twin cousins Gwendolyn and Beatrice nor their money-grasping parents, the Carters, can spoil their joy. In the course of a neatly turned plot Maia saves a young actor from penury, discovers the truth about the missing heir to an English fortune, and flees upriver to a life free from constraint among the accepting members of the Xanti tribe. Ibbotson proves she is as adept at historical romance as she is at fantasy (Dial-a-Ghost, BCCB 9/01, etc.) in this rousing adventure. The characters, while true to type (orphan girl, stern governess, wicked aunt, romantic rogue, etc.) are each individual enough to avoid being flat. While the locals may be a bit idyllically accepting of the European presence, the setting is capably evoked, and the contrast between the parochial Carters and their more adaptable neighbors is clearly made. A strong pace and the occasional cliff-hanging chapter will make this title an excellent readaloud. Full-page, densely hatched black-and-white illustrations employ the good old convention of pull-quotes as captions, adding to the old-fashioned allure of this Amazon adventure. - Copyright 2002 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.

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