A Prairie as Wide as the Sea
Book information
Author Sarah Ellis
Series Dear Canada
Publishers Scholastic
Publication date August 1, 2001[1]
Pages 208
ISBN 9780439988339
Book in series 2
Preceded by Orphan at My Door
Followed by With Nothing But Our Courage

A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall is the second book in the Dear Canada series. It was published in 2001 by Scholastic. The book was written by Sarah Ellis, her first for the series.


Book descriptionEdit

"May 19, 1926
Somewhere between Maple Creek and Milorie

I am fit to burst. We are nearly there but it is taking forever. At Regina we switched trains to the mixed train. It stops every eight miles at a town. Things get unloaded and loaded up and people stand on the platform and talk and talk and talk. This distance looks so little on the map but it is taking YEARS.
Still May 19
We made it. I used to be:
Ivy Doris Weatherall; 107 Halley Road, Forest Gate; London, England; Europe, The World
and now I'm:
Ivy Doris Weatherall; Sec.1-6-26-W3rd, Uncle Alf's sod house; Five Miles from Milorie, Saskatchewan, Canada; North America, The World
The only thing the same is me and The World.



Main article: List of A Prairie as Wide as the Sea characters


Main article: Sarah Ellis

Sarah Ellis (born May 19, 1952 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian children's author. She is known for her novels Pick Up Sticks, Out of the Blue, and Odd Man Out. Ellis has written three Dear Canada books, including Days of Toil and Tears and That Fatal Night.




See alsoEdit

v - e - dDear Canada

Orphan at My Door | A Prairie as Wide as the Sea | With Nothing But Our Courage | Footsteps in the Snow
A Ribbon of Shining Steel | Whispers of War | Alone in an Untamed Land | Brothers Far from Home | An Ocean Apart
A Trail of Broken Dreams | Banished from Our Home | Winter of Peril | Turned Away | The Death of My Country
No Safe Harbour | A Rebel's Daughter | A Season for Miracles | If I Die Before I Wake | Not a Nickel to Spare
Prisoners in the Promised Land | Days of Toil and Tears | Where the River Takes Me | Blood Upon Our Land
A Desperate Road to Freedom | A Christmas to Remember | Exiles from the War | To Stand On My Own
Hoping for Home | That Fatal Night | Torn Apart | A Sea of Sorrows | Pieces of the Past | A Country of Our Own
All Fall Down | Flame and Ashes | A Time for Giving | These Are My Words

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