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A Journey to the New World

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Book information
Author Kathryn Lasky
Series Dear America
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date September 1, 1996[1]
Pages 174
ISBN 9780590502146
Book in series 1
Prequel
Sequel
Film A Journey to the New World
Preceded by
Followed by The Winter of Red Snow
Relaunch order
Publication date September 1, 2010[2]
Pages
ISBN 9780545238014
Book in series 1
Preceded by
Followed by The Winter of Red Snow

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.

DedicationEdit

"To today's young immigrants, pilgrims all"

Book descriptionEdit

"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
Mayflower
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.
"[3]

"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.
"

PlotEdit

CharactersEdit

Main article: List of A Journey to the New World characters

AdaptationEdit

Journey-to-the-New-World-film

A Journey to the New World on VHS

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.

AuthorEdit

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.

EditionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit


v - e - dDear America
Original

A Journey to the New World | The Winter of Red Snow | When Will This Cruel War Be Over? | A Picture of Freedom
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie | So Far from Home | I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly
West to a Land of Plenty | Dreams in the Golden Country | Standing in the Light | Voyage on the Great Titanic
A Line in the Sand | My Heart Is on the Ground | The Great Railroad Race | The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow
A Light in the Storm | Color Me Dark | A Coal Miner's Bride | My Secret War | One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping
Valley of the Moon | Seeds of Hope | Early Sunday Morning | My Face to the Wind | Christmas After All | A Time for Courage
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? | Mirror, Mirror on the Wall | Survival in the Storm | When Christmas Comes Again
Land of the Buffalo Bones | Love Thy Neighbor | All the Stars in the Sky | Look to the Hills | I Walk in Dread | Hear My Sorrow

Relaunch

The Fences Between Us | Like the Willow Tree | Cannons at Dawn | With the Might of Angels | Behind the Masks
Down the Rabbit Hole | A City Tossed and Broken


v - e - dMy Story (UK)
Girls

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Mill Girl | Transported | Bloody Tower | Mayflower | Suffragette | Slave Girl
Anne Boleyn and Me | Victorian Workhouse | War Nurse | The Queen's Spies | Princess of Egypt | Pompeii
Road to War | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War | The Fall of the Blade | Factory Girl | No Way Back
Wartime Princess | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run | Codename Céline

Boys

Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Armada | Crimea | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Agincourt | Waterloo
Flying Ace | D-Day | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | U-Boat Hunter | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | The Sweep's Boy
The Storm to Come | Pyramid of Secrets

My Royal Story

Egyptian Princess | Bloody Tower | Victoria | Anastasia | Anne Boleyn and Me | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth
Mary, Queen of Scots | Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote! | Dodger!

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