Personally do think the story
That Ivy Tells In Her Ivy tells in her about her best friend Elizabeth Muller s brother Gerhard and him running away from home to become a musician is kind of allowed to just *fizzle out and to not go anywhere in other words I would definitely have wanted a bit *out and to not go anywhere in other words I would definitely have wanted a bit about Gerhard and that there suddenly are no diary entries about the Mullers at the end of A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall this does feel a bit annoying as though the thread has just been allowed to completely disappear as even in the epilogue none of the Mullers are mentioned by Sarah Ellis But this little personal annoyance notwithstanding I do still highly recommend A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall as both a delightful instalment in the Dear Canada series and es also as an immigration to North America to Canada account that does not dwell too much on the terrible and on the negative Ivy Weatherall of London England is excited about her family s new adventure moving to the Canadian prairie The brochures make Canada sound like the promised land While things are not uite what the Weatheralls expected they take up their new lives and learn to adapt Ivy learns many new things new skills new slang new holiday traditions and that not everyon I was seriously debating wether to rate this book three stars or four and wish I could rate it three and a half stars This book was a good novel that taught me much about olden times and showed me how tough it was to be immigrating to a new place back then My eyes were opened to the challenges that families faced while immigrating Challenges such as looking for new jobs getting accustomed to a new school and neighbours being an outcast because of Oka Yogi Atma Katha your accent or the wordsou use because ou were from somewhere else and just didn t know any better Ivy Weatherall the main character in the story was writing about all these problems she faced while immigrating from Weatherall the main character in the story was writing about all these problems she faced while immigrating from to Saskatchewan as well as the fun times she had and the great new things she did there that she couldn t do in England such as getting a horse celebrating Hallowe en and living on a farm and then helping her family run a hotel I did enjoyed reading this book because it taught me lots about immigration in a way that I found interesting and enjoyable from the perspective of a girl just two ears ounger then myself The things I didn t particularly like about this book was just mostly that it wasn t my style of book Actually now that I think about it I realize that there wasn t anything I disliked in particular it just didn t spark my interest But overall it was a fairly good novel Reading this one is always a pleasure I thought I would like it a lot but turns out I don t really care for it I still like it though Pretty good book. Er diary she recounts learning the new skills expected of a oung farm girl She struggles to help the family survive but ultimately learns that responsibility brings its rewar. .
Guest at the hotel For a while Ivy and Elizabeth have a friendship dispute because of Nyla Muir Ivy s accident prone personality get her in trouble when she breaks her mother s wrist Then a baby is born and Ivy finally gets to show her mother her giftsThe book was amazing one of the best Dear Canada books in the series It wasn t boring at all The only little thing that bothered me was that Ivy kept feeling sorry for herself when things didn t go her way Other than that Amazing Recomend it to all of our friends Although Sarah Ellis does of course in A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall also detail many of the problems immigrating can cause and create and es even if one is moving to a country where there actually is not supposed to be a so called language barrier since Ivy and her family are moving from England to Canada in 1926 because there are fewer and fewer acceptable job opportunities and prospects in post WWI England I also and eually do very much appreciate that Sarah Ellis has Ivy s imagined journal entries not be a continuous litany of doom and gloom that A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall presents a nicely balanced combination of positives and negatives and es that many of Ivy s fictional musings are actually often uite hopeful and positives and negatives and es that many of Ivy s fictional musings are actually often uite hopeful and imbued with a delightful sense of humour and totally age appropriate as well as most appreciatively Ivy s Diary voice feels like that of a tween girl and not like Sarah Ellis masuerading as a oung diarist And no A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall is also NEVER just absolute optimism and positivity either since Ivy does experience language based cultural shock as she discovers that many typically British words either do not exist in Canadian English or have entirely different meanings that there is a definite and palpable undercurrent of animosity towards the British in 1920s Saskatchewan and that the uncle with whom the Weatheralls are supposed to be living does not in fact own a ranch but is barely scraping by even necessitating Ivy s father and brother to have to take menial jobs in order for them to help pay the uncle s many unpaid debts But unlike those immigration stories that tend to just focus on portraying problems and misery Sarah Ellis has her Ivy Weatherall also and even *In My Opinion Mostly *my opinion mostly her fictional journal entries as something inherently optimistic with both curiosity and interest regarding the family s new life on the Canadian prairies and with the negatives also never being depicted as something insurmountable but as obstacles that can and should be embraced and dealt with And es the only reason why my rating for A Prairie as Wide as the Sea The Immigrant Diary of Ivy Weatherall is three and not et four stars is that Eatheralls are shocked to find themselves living in a sod hut on a rented farm Ivy is determined to taste life to the fullest whatever hardships she may encounter Writing in .
This book was so adorably funny But it made me cry too Like I was laughing with tears running down my cheeks Luckily I was hidden in my room under my blankets *SO NO ONE SAW ME IN *no one saw me in embarrassing stateI will be honest When I first saw the cover with a very vintage photograph of a girl and the long title I thought this book would be boring and like a non fiction biography I was mistaken and thus I give ou a piece
Of Advice Never Judgeadvice Never judge book by its cover or its title for that matter The story is about Ivy Weatherall and her family s immigration to Canada from England When I read about Ivy s Secret promise I knew that I had et again met another kindred spirit And I was only on the 2nd page of the bookI liked Ivy s father right away And I found him even funnier when he ke My favourite of this collection I think it s because it s the only one that isn t sad Ivy was pretty funny It was a very light and sweet read This book is one of the Dear Canada series which are historical novels written in diary format about fictional girls during different periods of Canadian history Eleven ear old Ivy Weatherall s life changes forever in the spring of 1926 when her family decides to immigrate to Canada Ivy begins a diary just before she leaves her London home In it she describes her journey to Canada and then her family s life on her uncle s farm on the Saskatchewan prairie She describes both the fun times in her new home as well as the hardships of life on the prairie such as harsh winters and the hard work of building a life there This book from the Dear Canada series is sure to appeal to fans of the series as well as readers who enjoy the Dear America series also written in diary format It s also an excellent historical novel for oung readers who aren t familiar with the series but enjoy reading about life on the prairie It wasn t my favorite Dear Canada book but it s definitely a solid well researched and enjoyable book from the series Even Canadian English is sometimes different Gundula points out the episode about buying cotton Its May 1926 Eleven ear old Ivy Weatherall is an English girl growing up in London Her family is one of the thousands that decide to make their way to The
Canadian Frontier They settle in the small town of Milorie Saskatchewan inFrontier They settle in the small town of Milorie Saskatchewan in of prospering on their Uncle Alf s ranch But they find themselves living in a sod house that they can barely fit in and paying off their uncle s debts Until they get a house on their own Ivy soon makes friends with a girl named Elizabeth Muller She and Her brothers William and Harry and a sister Gladys learn to be like Canadians and go to the school house Thats when Mr and Mrs Weatherall decide to start a hotel in town Ivy is furios and she will not leave her horse Dot It turns out to be the better when she befriends Mr Ambrose Ivy Weatherall and her family leave a comfortable life in London for the promised riches of Canada's expanding West Expecting to make their fortunes on Uncle Alf's ranch the .