JOURNEY TO THE RIVER SEA
New York : Dutton Children's
IL 5-8, EL 6.3
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being recently orphaned is sent to live with some relatives who live in
Brazil with her governess, Miss Minton. Maia is excited and positive about
her move until she meets her new family. They arenít one bit like she thinks
they will be as the only reason they agreed to have her come live with
them is because of her money. The twins are far behind Maia in everything,
but she and Miss Minton must pretend otherwise. They live a very boring,
sheltered life so Maia begins to find ways to make her life better. She
is taken away one day on a canoe by an Indian boy who teaches her about
the Amazon and makes her realize that adventures, once they are over, are
things that no one else can quite understand. (Penny Dawson,
E.B. Frink Middle School Media Center)
Amazon River Region -- Fiction.
Brazil -- History -- 1889-1930 -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Governesses -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
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