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A River Ran Out of Eden (New Windmills)

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 6th 1967 by Heinemann (first published 1967)
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May 17, 2016 JordanSoukup rated it it was ok
So Overall this is a good book but it has somethings I don't like. Lets start with the setting, Its a book about two people Jim and Tania who live on a desolate island in Alaska with their two kids Eric and Jess. Now lets talk about the characters.
Jim: Hes a 40 year old sealer who has the life long wish of shooting a golden seal worth 2,000 dollars. It is also shown in the book that he is Russian. He is also protective
Tania: Shes a native of the area and a former chi chi girl as she met Jim at h
Jacob Gatz
Apr 19, 2016 Jacob Gatz rated it liked it
"A River Ran Out of Eden" is a story about a 40-year-old sealer named Jim who lives with his Native Aleutian wife named Tania with their 6-year-old son Eric and 3-year-old daughter, Jess. They have a perfect, simple life living on Unimak island, a small island part of the Aleutian islands by Alaska. Jim's dream is to hunt and kill the legendary golden seal, whose pelt is worth $2,000 dollars. One day when Jim and his family go to check the salmon traps, a hurricane begins to blow in, and Jim, ...more
Judie Holliday
I read this because my 13 yr old daughter is reading it at school and she wants to talk about it. As a school text, it has a lot of good discussion points. First among them - the biblical metaphor, which is pervasive (the title of the book is a good indication). In fact, in some ways this is only a story that allows the reader to consider the characters for what they represent. Once you identify someone - this woman is like Eve - it allows you to discuss the ways she's like Eve, the ways she ...more
Jared Tebon
May 05, 2016 Jared Tebon rated it really liked it
book about a sealer named Jim and his wife who live in a island on the Alution islands in Alaska and raise a family. Jim has been looking for a golden seal worth 2000 dollars for a long time and finally finds it during a hurricane and his sun finds it and makes his dad promise not to kill it and he shows it to his father and another man who came ashore during the storm try's to kill the seal but does not succeed because a bear kills him right when he try's to shoot the seal. good book about ...more
Mikayla Schaefer
Apr 19, 2016 Mikayla Schaefer rated it liked it
Ok this was a Okay book it wasn't my favorite book and it wasn't the worst book ive read either jim and tania are married and have to kids.JIm wants to find a golden seal and he does but he promise hes kid that he wont hurt the seal
Apr 23, 2009 Judy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this to my kids when they were young; all of us were so enthralled with the idea of a golden seal! I had to buy my own copy (we had read a book from the library). Even 40 years later, the story is good and well written.
What i thought of this book is that i was really good. The author had put it in a lot of information on the topic. he also made the characters thoughts come to life.
Jul 15, 2011 Chad rated it really liked it
This was a magical book. This not only had me on the hook the whole time but made me want to know more about the geography and the culture.

Very well crafted.
Nisa Yürür
Feb 28, 2016 Nisa Yürür rated it liked it
Even as an adult reader I enjoyed. I thought sometimes I needed to read this kind of books to wind and also Im thinking of reading this to my future children.
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The Characters aren't that greatly built but the story wasn't that bad
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Pseudonym of Donald Gordon Payne.
He lives in Surrey, England, and has four sons and one daughter.

The Children, later known as Walkabout, though published under the name James Vance Marshall, was actually written by the English author Donald Gordon Payne as were a number of Payne's later works for children. The Children and other works were apparently based on Marshall's travel notes and diaries,
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