Sarah Plain And Tall

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Sarah Plain And Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | July 21, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Sarah Plain And Tall is rated 2.6667 out of 5 by 3.

"Did Mama sing every day?"
Caleb asks his sister Anna.
"Every-single-day," she answers.
"Papa sang, too."

Their mother died the day after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper, asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from one Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton, of Maine. Papa, Anna, and Caleb write back. Caleb asks if she sings. Sarah decides to come for a month. She writes Papa: I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, and Tell them I sing. Anna and Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she like them? Will she stay?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.23 in

Published: July 21, 2004

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064402053

ISBN - 13: 9780064402057

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good. Well; I'm sure that this was a tender, and heartwarming story, but I didn't notice that because of the boring-ness of the book. It's not very exciting, and doesn't have a very good plot. Just not my kind of book i guess.
Date published: 2008-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Sentimental Story I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a story that puts a smile on their face. It is a sweet and tender novel set in the pioneer days. Even though the book is short, you really get to know the characters. Three cheers for Patricia MacLachlan!
Date published: 2000-10-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from KELAB HATES SARAH THIS IS AN EXTREMLY WICKED BOOK. GO AND BUY IT NOW
Date published: 2000-04-21

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Sarah Plain And Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 96 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.23 in

Published: July 21, 2004

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0064402053

ISBN - 13: 9780064402057

From the Publisher

"Did Mama sing every day?"
Caleb asks his sister Anna.
"Every-single-day," she answers.
"Papa sang, too."

Their mother died the day after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper, asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from one Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton, of Maine. Papa, Anna, and Caleb write back. Caleb asks if she sings. Sarah decides to come for a month. She writes Papa: I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, and Tell them I sing. Anna and Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she like them? Will she stay?

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many beloved books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal, and her most recent novel, Word After Word After Word. Her picture books include Who Loves Me?, Three Names, What You Know First, and All the Places to Love. She lives with her husband and two border terriers in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

From Our Editors

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Pioneer life is hard enough without a mother -- or a wife. Caleb and Anna have understandably mixed feelings when their father announces his intention to fetch home a mail-order bride. A stepmother! But Sarah, though she is without a doubt tall and plain, is also courageous, fun and a solid person for everyone in the household to lean on. The children learn to cope with their fears and rejoice in a real family again in this heartfelt novel, certain to touch a chord with any child who has suffered a family shakedown. Sarah, Plain and Tall garnered author Patricia MacLachlan a Newbery Medal in 1986 and remains a classic of middle fiction with its honest portrayals, culled from MacLachlan’s own life, of the intricate, intimate relationships within a family.

Editorial Reviews

“A book that is filled with wisdom, gentle humor and the practical concerns necessary for a satisfying life. Terse writing and poetic rhythm flow to create a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship on its way to permanence.” (School Library Journal)

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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