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.
- "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.