Skylark

Paperback | August 3, 2004

byPatricia Maclachlan

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My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first.

Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, where they would be safe. Papa stayed behind. He would not leave his land.

Maine was beautiful, but Anna missed home, and Papa. And as the weeks went by, she began to wonder what would happen if the rains never came. Would she and Caleb and Sarah and Papa ever be a family again?

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For Sarah, the Canadian prairies are a long way from her home in Maine. She came to the prairie to marry Jacob and be a mother to Anna and Caleb, but even though she loves her new family, she misses her home. As the leaves turn brown and the river runs dry, Sarah dreams of the lush green grasses and the blue ocean of her native Maine. ...

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My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first.Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, wh...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.21 inPublished:August 3, 2004Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064406229

ISBN - 13:9780064406222

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 8

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For Sarah, the Canadian prairies are a long way from her home in Maine. She came to the prairie to marry Jacob and be a mother to Anna and Caleb, but even though she loves her new family, she misses her home. As the leaves turn brown and the river runs dry, Sarah dreams of the lush green grasses and the blue ocean of her native Maine. When fires and drought threaten to devastate their farm, Sarah takes the children to Maine where they will be safe in this sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall.

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"MacLachlan's prose is as lyrical and graceful as ever. Packed with meaning and portent, each sentence shows the careful touch of a master."-- "School Library Journal"""Skylark" is one sequel that is as successful as the original."-- "The Horn Book"