Monday, March 12, 2012

Book Review: A Prairie as Wide as the Sea

A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall, Milorie, Saskatchewan, 1926A Prairie as Wide as the Sea: The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall, Milorie, Saskatchewan, 1926 by Sarah Ellis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


This is another in the "Dear Canada" series, and one of the best of Scholastic's "Dear" books I have read.  I really prefer this type of book when there is no war or other hardship, and this was a pleasant "Little House on the Prairie" type read filled with day to day adventures of ink freezing at the schoolhouse, preparing for Halloween, the Christmas program, and tales of Dot, her horse.

Ivy Weatherall comes to Canada from England, and there are plenty of adventures she encounters because of the language barrier even though she speaks English, she doesn't speak Canadian English. 

She wants her hair bobbed like is the current style, but she's told she is too young. 

Basically it's a wonderful book for 8-12 year olds set in 1926 Canada.  It's also a great afternoon read for an adult who enjoys historical fiction!


2 comments:

  1. I think I've heard of this series, but I've never read any of them before.

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  2. I think I've heard of this series, but I've never read any of them before.

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