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Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Book - 1985
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This beloved Newbery Medal-winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.

Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?

This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language, and it's a strong choice for independent reading. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss, and love.

Read the rest of the Sarah books by Patricia MacLachlan: Skylark, Caleb's Story, More Perfect than the Moon, and Grandfather's Dance.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1985
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060241018
0060241012
9780060241025
0060241020
Characteristics: 58 p. ; 21 cm

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sunnysunsetbeaches
Jan 31, 2021

This is a good story about a woman who has to decide if she wants to stay with a family on the prairie or go back to the ocean where she grew up. and it's a very easy read. I really liked it.

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coraltwilight
Oct 19, 2020

Very interesting. 💙

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

One of the best books I've ever read while I'm in my fourth grade. I like how Patricia MacLachlan uses her title as the "hook" that hooks readers into the story.

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beaholmes
Dec 03, 2018

This is one of my favourite children's books. It is part 1 of 5. Patricial MacLachlan writes with such tenderness but tells real life stories.

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hjmdc
May 20, 2015

crazy book!! so beautiful and fun. It has plentiful expressions to touch my mind. I recommend this book to many children and their momies.

AngelaGC Oct 23, 2014

TRIED TO RENEW . BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO . WILL RETURN TOMORROW

cowz Jan 02, 2013

She's Sarah,Plain and Tall I LUV IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

samdog123 Aug 19, 2010

What a heartwarming story! I can certainly see why it won the Newberry Medal. For any child who loved Little house on the praries--this series would also be a good one for slightly younger children whose reading level is not quite at the Little house level.

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Jul 06, 2019

pink_dolphin_3025 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

blue_butterfly_2312 Aug 14, 2013

blue_butterfly_2312 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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mauve_butterfly_144 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 13

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

Mr. Writting's first wife died the day after his son Caleb's birth. Caleb always wondered about her, until a wonderful girl named Sarah arrives from Maine.

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

"Dear Mr. Writting,
I'm Sarah. I'm plain and tall. Tell your children I sing.
Sarah."

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