A Prairie as Wide as the Sea

A Prairie as Wide as the Sea

The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall

Book - 2001
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Ivy Weatherall is just 11 years old when her family leaves England for the promised riches of Canada's expanding West. They've come to join her uncle for the available land, the lush harvests, and the opportunity for success. But in Milorie, Saskatchewan, their dreams crumble into dust when they reach Uncle Alf's small sod hut and discover that jobs are scarce, and that they can barely make ends meet.

Ivy's relatives pack up and head back to England, but to Ivy, Canada is full of wonder and beginning to feel like home. There are challenges in her new life, but Ivy's feisty character and her sense of wonder for a prairie as wide as the sea make her adventure one that readers won't easily forget. Vetted by a historical expert, this book contains maps, period illustrations/documents, and an extensive historical note.

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Scholastic Canada, c2001
ISBN: 9780439988339
Branch Call Number: J FIC Dear 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 205 p. :,ill., maps. --


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Aug 22, 2017

This series is an amazing way to learn about the different periods in our country's history. When we think about discrimination as we know it today it can be hard to remember that there was a time when "Englishmen need not apply" was once a reality. Perhaps an empathy builder!

Jun 03, 2015

I read it as a liturture circle book

Jan 03, 2012

this book is so good!!!

Carol Ann Elliot
Mar 15, 2010

Hmmm....enjoyed this, but I wonder how accurately it depicts the period.

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