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  • Title: The Landing
  • Author: John Ibbitson
  • ISBN: 9781554532384
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback

The Landing

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  1. This is a lovely evocation of an era and of life in the legendary lake district of Muskoka It illustrates the sharp contrast between the residents trying to eke out a living and the wealthy who idle away summers there Beautiful as his surrounding are, young Ben want than the prospect of spending his life working a marginal lakeside farm and catering to the rich cottagers Working for socialite Ruth Chapman, he finds himself on the edge of an exciting world that he wants to belong to, and feels t [...]


  2. Ben feels doomed to a life on a Canadian island with his mother and uncle after his father s death When a wealthy summer vacationer notes his talent as a fiddler, he begins to hope for a different life.


  3. The first thing about The Landing that caught my attention was its pricing This is the only book that I ve noticed costs the same in US dollars as it does in Canadian Whether this is due to my not paying enough attention to the pricing of previous reads, or if this is just something obscure, I don t know, but it was definitely cause for a little shock.My introduction to this young adult novel was through The Toronto Star, announcing that it had won the 2008 Governor General s Award for children [...]


  4. Ben Mercer has grown up on Ontario s Muskoka lakes and is at home on and in the water, but his true element is music In the Prelude to The Landing, we meet a small boy at the Gravenhurst Opera House glorying in his first classical concert High on his father s shoulders, Ben reaches toward the conductor, to a world of music in which he wants to drown But when the first chapter opens, Ben, now 15, is living with his mother and embittered uncle at Cook s Landing, where descendants of Muskoka pionee [...]


  5. This is the third book in a row that I ve read that features a person obsessed by a musical instrument from a very early age In this one, it is teenaged Ben with his fiddle It s a quiet story set in northern Ontario in 1934 Ben Mercer feels like he is trapped by his life on a farm with his mother and curmudgeonly uncle Henry Henry never smiled, never had a good word Henry and Ben were pretty much at war now, the two of them, though they rarely spoke and never raised their voices The war was foug [...]


  6. The Landing has 4 main characters One of the main characters is Ben Ben is a boy who loves music Ben has a mother that is the type that wants Ben to show a good impression wherever he goes Then there s Henry, Henry is Ben s uncle who isn t always cheerful He s always upset because of his injured knee A while ago Henry was in an accident that hurt his knee pretty bad So, he limps around and listens to whatever Ben s mother says Last but not least, there s Ruth Ruth is Ben s next door neighbor who [...]


  7. Muskoka during the Depression is not the best place to be The farms have never been worth much and the burgeoning tourist business has dried up with the stock market crash.Fifteen year old Ben spends the summer working for one of the few cottagers to come up that summer She nutures his love for music and strengthens his need to leave.This is a beautifuly written book The time frame is ideal the days when the cottagers took a train up then caught a steamer to their cottage is just ending, the far [...]


  8. Ben Mercer is stuck on Cook s Landing, and worst of all he has a pretty good idea what his future holds for him selling goods and gasoline to cottagers and fixing their boats just like his Uncle Henry But when Ruth Chapman moves to the nearby island, Ben sees himself somewhere else With Ruth s wonderful stories about New York City and music, Ben is determined to follow his dream of playing the violin but will he really have the chance to make that decision at all ________________________________ [...]


  9. Although I have met the author, I didn t really like this book The plot was slow and wasn t really about conflict was kinda just a list of things that happen to Ben I prefer books with antagonists, or at least tough choices, and this didn t really have that I also didn t like that in the end Ben leaves Muskoka Muskoka is my favourite place in the world, and I hate that Ben felt like he had to escape from it Disappointing to see such a wonderful place portrayed as somewhere to get away from.


  10. I saw and heard the author at the Eden Mills Writer s festival, and really wanted to love this book It was written for a teen audience, and viewed in that light it was good enough It was a pretty good length I would have put it down if it had been much longer , but funny enough, I thought that he could have stretched out the end a little bit The rest of the novel had just enough detail, but I think that the end could have done with a little bit .


  11. This book will probably have a limited audience, but I liked it The 15 year old in the story will seem very foreign to today s teens, but his innocence is pretty typical of Depression era s I absolutely loved Ibbitson s description of music capturing the boy s heart it s an amazing few paragraphs.The feeling of being trapped in a life one does not want was well done, and the book makes a good case for how life s strange circumstances lead you to interesting things.


  12. I enjoy historical fiction where I learn something and where I care about the characters I enjoyed the writing and research that went into this book Ibbotson knows how to deliver, and this Canadian story was partially based on his childhood and family lore Good reading although I wish the ending had been developed.



  13. Family cottage country where the Segwun still travels the lakes and we look up when she toots her whistle and cruises majestically by Easy, quick read and thankful it doesn t turn out as expected.



  14. A wonderful read about the place I grew up in John captured the feeling of growing up in Muskoka in the depression and how many of the young people then must have felt.



  15. A low key story with a slam bang ending Wonderfully evokes a time and place which is doubtless why it is garnering awards and accolades.


  16. Read it for my grade 9 ISU It was okay at times I don t know what I expected from the novel but regardless I was let down Nothing about the book engaged me as the reader.


  17. I want to read this just because it takes place in the same place as The Blue Castle, ten or twenty years later.