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!