The Landing

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The Landing

by John Ibbitson

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October 2008

ISBN: 9781554532346

Muskoka, Canada, the Great Depression: Fifteen-year-old Ben wants to be a violinist, but his chances of leaving Cook's Landing, the family farm, grow slimmer every year. Then one day in early summer, possible salvation arrives in the form of a new neighbor-Ruth Chapman, a wealthy New Yorker. Unlike other women in Muskoka, she smokes and swears-and introduces Ben to Mozart and Sibelius. Ben's mother keeps telling him that "things can happen" if he makes a good impression. . . . But, as the summer starts to wane, so does Ruth Chapman's interest in Ben and, consequently, Ben's hopes for his future. Historical note. Note from the author.

 
  • ISBN: 9781554532346
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Kids Can
    Page Count: 160
    Trim Size: 5 1/4" x 7 7/8"
    Dewey Classification: 813'.54
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.8, Points: 5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 8.6, Points: 10
    Lexile: Level: 1020L
    Awards & Honors: 2008 Governor General 's Literary Awards Prize
    Genre: Historical fiction.
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