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Sarah, Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall

Book - 1985
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When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay.
Publisher: New York :, Harper & Row,, 1985.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780060241018
0060241012
Branch Call Number: J FIC MACL
Characteristics: 58 pages ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harper & Row, Publishers - Publisher

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In a simple story evoking a strong sense of family, Sarah answers Jacob Witting's ad for a mail-order bride and agrees to a trial visit on his frontier farm. Jacob's children hope Sarah will stay, though she misses her Maine home on the sea.

Mom says, "Also I recommend the DVD with Glen Close."


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sunnysunsetbeaches
Jan 31, 2021

This is a good story about a woman who has to decide if she wants to stay with a family on the prairie or go back to the ocean where she grew up. and it's a very easy read. I really liked it.

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coraltwilight
Oct 19, 2020

Very interesting. 💙

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

One of the best books I've ever read while I'm in my fourth grade. I like how Patricia MacLachlan uses her title as the "hook" that hooks readers into the story.

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beaholmes
Dec 03, 2018

This is one of my favourite children's books. It is part 1 of 5. Patricial MacLachlan writes with such tenderness but tells real life stories.

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hjmdc
May 20, 2015

crazy book!! so beautiful and fun. It has plentiful expressions to touch my mind. I recommend this book to many children and their momies.

AngelaGC Oct 23, 2014

TRIED TO RENEW . BUT WAS NOT ABLE TO . WILL RETURN TOMORROW

cowz Jan 02, 2013

She's Sarah,Plain and Tall I LUV IT SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

samdog123 Aug 19, 2010

What a heartwarming story! I can certainly see why it won the Newberry Medal. For any child who loved Little house on the praries--this series would also be a good one for slightly younger children whose reading level is not quite at the Little house level.

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

Mr. Writting's first wife died the day after his son Caleb's birth. Caleb always wondered about her, until a wonderful girl named Sarah arrives from Maine.

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pink_dolphin_3025
Jul 06, 2019

"Dear Mr. Writting,
I'm Sarah. I'm plain and tall. Tell your children I sing.
Sarah."

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