Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

On Sale: 05/15/1985

Sarah, Plain and Tall

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Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

On Sale: 05/15/1985

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IRA/CBC Children's Choice

School Library Journal Best Book

Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey)

Christopher Award

Charlie May Simon Book Award (Arkansas)

New York Times Outstanding Book

Newbery Medal

Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)

Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Golden Kite Award

ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice

Library of Congress Children’s Books

Jefferson Cup Award (Virginia)

Horn Book Fanfare

ALA Booklist “Best of the ’80s”

About the Book

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060241018
  • ISBN 10: 0060241012
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 05/15/1985
  • Pages: 64
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 6 to 10
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Stepfamilies

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