A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple is the first book in Scholastic's Dear America. It was written by Kathryn Lasky. The book published in September 1996 and reissued in September 2010. It was adapted into a television film in 1999.
- "To today's young immigrants, pilgrims all"
- "November 6, 1620
2,950 miles sailed
"Land ahoy!" The call from the crow's nest cracked the dawn. Hummy's and my eyes flew open...we all hurried out. Unable to believe the words, our eyes wide in the half-light of dawn. Several of us crowded along the rail. The sailors saw it first, the faint, dark line against the horizon.... But within minutes of searching the horizon with our eyes, Hummy and I began to see the same. We held each other's hands so tightly and almost dared not breathe, but minute by minute, the line became firmer and began to thicken. 'Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It has taken us all of sixty-five days, but finally we are here. This be the New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time."
- "My name is Mem. This is my story....
Twelve year old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem" for short) and her family have set out to make the perilous journey from Europe to the New World on the Mayflower. The voyage is grueling, as storms and gales and seasickness batter the passengers relentlessly. Then Mem and the others finally reach land, where they discover that conditions are not much better. When Squanto and Samoset, two Native Americans, come to the Plimoth settlement, Mem knows that her people will need their help to survive. Will Mem be able to brave the treacherous surroundings through this year of trial, tragedy, and thanksgiving?"
- "9th November, 1620
2,950 miles sailed
"Land ahoy!" The call from the crow's nest cracked the dawn. Several of us crowded along the rail. The sailors saw it first, the faint dark line against the horizon...within minutes, Hummy and I began to see the same. We held each other's hands so tightly and almost dared not to breathe, but minute by minute the line became firmer and began to thicken. Twas not a wisp of a dream but real. It had taken us all of 65 days but finally we are here. This be the New World and it doth fill my eyes for the first time."
- "Partage le journal d'Esther et vis avec elle son périlleux voyage vers le Nouveau Monde.
Mayflower, 1620. <<Terre en vue!>> L'appel de l'homme de vigie déchira l'aube. Nous nous précipitâmes sur le pont. Les marins furent les premiers à l'apercevoir, ligne sombre à peine visible contre l'horizon. Au bout de longues minutes, Hummy et moi commençâmes à la distinguer à notre tour. Ce n'était pas un simple mirage, c'était quelque chose de réel. Certes, le voyage avait duré soixante-cinq interminables journées, mais nous voilà arrivés. Ceci est le Nouveau Monde; je m'en emplis les yeux pir la première fois."
- Main article: List of A Journey to the New World characters
- Main article: Dear America: A Journey to the New World
A Journey to the New World was adapted into a television film in 1999. The film was produced by Scholastic Entertainment and aired on HBO. It was released on video tape the same year. Alison Pill starred in the film as Mem.
- Main article: Kathryn Lasky
Kathryn Lasky (born June 24, 1944) is an American children's author. She is also known for writing The Night Journey, Wolves of the Beyond, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. Lasky is the author of four books in Dear America, five in The Royal Diaries, one in My Name Is America, and three in My America.
- ↑ https://www.amazon.com/Journey-New-World-Remember-Mayflower/dp/059050214X/
- ↑ https://www.amazon.com/Dear-America-Journey-New-World/dp/0545238013/
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mayflower-My-Story-Kathryn-Lasky/dp/0439981158/
- ↑ https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4265041736
- ↑ https://www.amazon.fr/En-route-vers-Nouveau-Monde/dp/207057038X/ (French)
- Interview with Kathryn Lasky About A Journey to the New World at Scholastic
- A Journey to the New World Discussion Guide at Scholastic
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