Sarah, Plain and Tall

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Cornerstone Books, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 90 pages
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Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite CD collection."I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall," Sarah writes Papa. And so begins the journey for Sarah, Papa, Anna and Caleb in Patricia MacLachlan's masterpiece, Sarah, Plain and Tall. In Skylark, a drought turns the land dry and brown and Sarah takes Anna and Caleb back to the city as Papa stays behind. Will the family ever be reunited? Caleb's Story continues the saga of Sarah and her family on the prairie. All the beloved characters return for another important episode in their lives, this time narrated by Caleb, offering a new perspective.

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Her prose is magical. - LibraryThing
It had a good ending! - LibraryThing
Personal reaction: A beautiful love story. - LibraryThing
It has such a feel-good ending to it. - LibraryThing
Students could draw pictures of their families. - LibraryThing

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Anna and Caleb's mother died giving birth to Caleb, so their father Jacob advertises in Eastern papers requesting a wife. Sarah is from Maine and arrives on the prairie missing the sea, but determined ... Read full review

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My edition of the same ISBN has the newer illustrated cover. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan Read full review


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Author Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 3, 1938. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and taught English at a junior high school until 1979. She began writing picture books and novels at the age of thirty-five. She won the Golden Kite Award for Arthur, for the Very First Time and the 1986 Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall. Her other well-known books include The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt, Skylark, Journey, Baby, and Three Names. In 2013 she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Snowflakes Fall.

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