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.
- "In memory of my mother, Ruth Elizabeth Steabner Ellis."
- "With thanks to those who told me their stories: May Ellis, Link Steabner, Thelma Drinnan, William Lawrence, Margaret Bykevich and, most of all, my dad, Joseph Ellis."
- "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 Weatheralland now I'm:
107 Halley Road, Forest Gate
Europe, The World
Ivy Doris WeatherallThe only thing the same is me and The World."
Sec.1-6-26-W3rd, Uncle Alf's sod house
Five Miles from Milorie, Saskatchewan, Canada
North America, 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.
- "Thanks to Barbara Hehner for her checking of the manuscript, and Dr. Bill Waiser for sharing his historical expertise."