Dear America: A Journey to the New World is an adaptation of A Journey to the New World Kathryn Lasky. It was the third installment of the Dear America television films.


Cast and characters

  • Alison Pill as Remember "Mem" Patience Whipple
  • Andrew Airlie as Father
  • Brenda Bazinct as Mother
  • Susannah Hoffman as Hannah
  • Kenneth Charlette as Squanto
  • Donald Burda as Captain Standish
  • Cody Jones as John Billington
  • Sally Cahill as Mistress Billington
  • Alana Brascoupe as Noami
  • Kyra Harper as Native Woman
  • Judy Holdsworth as Sick Woman
  • Chris Britton as Brewster

Crew and credits

  • Directed by: Don McCutcheon
  • Teleplay by: Eric Tuchman
  • Adapted from the book: "A Journey to the New World" written by Kathryn Lasky
  • Based on: the Scholastic book series "Dear America" created by Jean Feiwel
  • Executive producer: Deborah Forte
  • Co-executive producers: Bill Siegler, Martha Atwater
  • Editor: Richard Wells
  • Production designer: Ian Brock
  • Director of photography: Barry Bergthorson
  • Line producer: Lena Cordina
  • Executive in charge: Christie Dreyfuss
  • Music by: Jack Lenz and Douglas John Cameron
  • Story editor: Rhonda Jayne Olson
  • Production manager: Lena Cordina
  • 1st assistant director: Mark Tataryn
  • Location manager: Karen Perez
  • Art director: Roderik Mayne
  • 1st assistant art director: Theresa Tindall
  • 2nd assistant director: Eric Banz
  • Production coordinator: David Hardy
  • Script supervisor: Susan Walker
  • Set decorator: Elizabeth Calderhead
  • Costume designer: Joyce Schure
  • Property master: Alan Doucette
  • Make-up: Leslie Dumbleton
  • Hairstylist: Etheline Joseph
  • Camera operator: Doug Lawrence
  • Sound recordist: Bryan Day
  • Re-recording engineer: Steve Foster
  • Gaffer: Bob Davidson
  • Key grip: Darren Boyce
  • 1st assistant camera: Lori Longstaff
  • Post production supervisor: Lynda McKenzie
  • Assistant editor: Douglas Crawford
  • Construction coordinator: Bill White
  • Transport coordinator: J. Skavinsky
  • Stunt coordinator: Anton Tyukodi
  • Special effects by: Brock Jolliffe
  • Casting: Susan Forrest and Sharon Forrest
  • Production accountant: Kelly Decooman
  • Scholastic financial executive: Diane Vilagi
  • Production associate: Tessa Abdull
  • Production services provided by: Protocol Entertainment Inc.
  • Special thanks to: Dome Audio Video & Effects, The Lab

Home video release


The film on the VHS

A Journey to the New World was released on VHS tape in 1999.[2] It was also released in a three pack with A Picture of Freedom and Dreams in the Golden Country.[3]
Back of tape description:
"Twelve year old Remember Patience Whipple ("Mem," for short) arrives in the New World after a grueling 65 day journey on the Mayflower. Mem has an irrepressible spirit, and leaps headfirst into life in her new home. Despite harsh conditions, Mem is fearless. She helps to care for the sick and wants more than anything to meet an Indian. Join Mem as she embarks on a journey of triumph, tragedy and thanksgiving."

Differences from the book


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See also