Book Reviews of The Sarah, plain and tall treasury

The Sarah plain and tall treasury
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN-13: 9780760750414
ISBN-10: 0760750416
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 116
Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
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4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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This is a short book but one that is well written: funny, sad, touching. Home is where the heart is and where you find those who love you!
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Another favorite. This story is about an amazing woman with a lot of courage who is able to rise above the fears of living in the wilderness and not knowing anyone around her to falling in love with the man who has called for her after the death of his wife. Sarah Plain and Tall is such an important story for adolescents (and anyone else for that matter) to understand the hardships of life in pioneering times. The reading is smooth and easy, but the lessons it teaches are much more in depth. A great combination for young readers and people who just need a break.
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A very sweet, touching story that not only taught my children about life on the prairie, but what it means to be a family. Short, but powerful.
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Hardcover for ages 8-10. From the cover:

Enjoy three heartwarming stories from celebrated Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan in this captivating collection about frontier life on the prairie.

"Sarah, Plain and Tall" introduces us to Anna and Caleb, and their Papa. Caleb can't remember Mama, who died a day after he was born. His older sister, Anna, says that Papa and Mama sang "every-single-day." Now Papa doesn't sing at all. When Papa places an ad for a wife in the newspaper, Sarah comes into their lives, and everything changes.

In "Skylark", Papa marries Sarah and the family continues their new life together. Then a long drought threatens the farm and forces Sarah to take Caleb and Anna to her home in Maine. Will the family ever reunite?

"Caleb's Story" takes place back on the prairie, where a new sister, Cassie, and a mysterious stranger give Caleb material to write about in his journal.

Patricia MacLachlan writes beautifully of courage, forgiveness, and the love that binds a family together.
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Oh my goodness I remember reading this book as young girl and loving the book, the characters...it is just a great book. I haven't read it in years and can still clearly picture the characters and the story in my head as if it were yesterday!
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Another lovely story that my 4th graders loved. They even asked me to read the follow-up, "Skylark".

In the late 19th century a widowed midwestern farmer with two children--Anna and Caleb--advertises for a wife. When Sarah arrives she is homesick for Maine, especially for the ocean which she misses greatly. The children fear that she will not stay, and when she goes off to town alone, young Caleb--whose mother died during childbirth--is stricken with the fear that she has gone for good. But she returns with colored pencils to illustrate for them the beauty of Maine, and to explain that, though she misses her home, "the truth of it is I would miss you more." The tale gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
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This book is also from my "Reading and Child's Lit." class. It is beautifully written.
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Excellent!!!
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This book is used in Sonlight Core 3.
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Winner of the Newberry Medal
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Sarah,Plain and Tall was a very good book. It has a good story to it.
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Great taste of friendships and more.
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Very sweet children's book. My nieces loved it!
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A good Read.
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I read this book when i was little and i loved it then.
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I enjoyed reading this short story about a mail order bride. I sort of wish the book lasted a little longer, though.
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This book is one of the sweetest iv read!
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Wonderful, heartwarming story of a family living on the prairie
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Multi-award winner, literature for children
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What kind of woman will answer the ad that Anna and Caleb's father places for a wife and a mother? Will she be kind and loving? Will she make their father happy? And once she arrives at their prairie home, will she want to stay? That's what Anna and Caleb want to know as they eagerly make plans for the arrival of Sarah--a warm, wise, and wonderful woman whose long-awaited visit just may change their lonely lives forever.
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This book has three Sarah Plain and Tall stories. The books are Sarah Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story. They are all in this one book.
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Great story.
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Wonderful story...the one I have on my shelf was recieved as a gift, LIKE NEW :-)
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A classic -- great as a read-aloud, too.
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Excellent family book.

Gives some insight into a period of history where things were done a little differently. In rural society, both parents are necessary, but not always a reality.

This story of a 'mail order bride,' and her affects on a small family is heart-warming to say the least.

Read by the actress that popularized the book/movie title.
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A classic book for young girls. I really enjoyed it.
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Sweet pioneer story. Included in Beyond-FIAR homeschool curriculum
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Used in Sonlight Curriculum.
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I love this book i can't remeber much, tho its been a couple years
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Nice story for a young girl!
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Touching and Real: This book shows the history of America - Mail order brides were a reality - the tender feelings in the loss of a wife and mother, and the sacrifices made by all in forming new relationships. Our children would do well to read more books like this!
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I have enjoyed this book since I was a child and now my great-niece gets to enjoy it as well.
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I loved this book.
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A nice clean, easy to read story. Giving the reader some insight to a time lost in today's society. I loved this book.
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winner of newberry medal. we enjoyed it.
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The classic. This one has a pink background, with a picture of Sarah cutting the boy's hair, and the girl sitting on front porch steps.