Sarah, plain and tall
|Format:||Print Book 1985|
|Availability:||Available at 28 Libraries 34 of 44 copies|
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.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Witting family (Fictitious characters)
-- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, American.
Stepmothers -- Fiction.
Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :Harper & Row,1985
"A Charlotte Zolotow book."
Newbery Medal, 1986
58 pages ; 21 cm