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Patricia MacLachlan (born March 3, 1938 in Cheyenne, Wyoming) is a bestselling U.S. children's author, best known for winning the 1986 Newbery Medal for her book Sarah, Plain and Tall. The book was later turned into a TV movie starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken.

MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She lived in Wyoming and Minnesota before moving East. After graduating from University of Connecticut, she became an English teacher. She and her husband Robert MacLachlan have three children. During this time, she wrote a series of journal articles on adoption and foster mothers that had a major impact on her life. She says, "It was clear to me that much of the focus of my writing was sharpened by my involvement and concern for families and children. This interest, coupled with my commitment to children's literature, provided the basis for my decision to write for children--something I had always wanted to do."

She now lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts with her husband.

MacLachlan is also a board member of the National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance, a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.

Her current projects include two books she's co-written with her daughter, Emily MacLachlan: Bittle and Painting the Wind. Other books by her include Edward's Eyes, The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt, Arthur for the Very First Time, and Baby, which was also adapted into a film.

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Total Books: 277
Wondrous Rex
2020 - Wondrous Rex (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062940988
ISBN-10: 0062940988
Genre: Children's Books

The HundredYear Barn
2019 - The Hundredyear Barn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062687739
ISBN-10: 0062687735
Genre: Children's Books

Chicken Talk
2019 - Chicken Talk (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062398642
ISBN-10: 0062398644
Genre: Children's Books

My Father's Words
2018 - My Father's Words (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062687692
ISBN-10: 0062687697
Genre: Children's Books

Just Dance
2018 - Just Dance (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781481472531
ISBN-10: 1481472534
Genre: Children's Books

The Poet's Dog
2018 - The Poet's Dog (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780062292643
ISBN-10: 0062292641
Genre: Children's Books

Barkus Dog Dreams Book 2
2018 - Barkus Dog Dreams Book 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781452116761
ISBN-10: 1452116768
Genre: Children's Books

Barkus Book 1
2018 - Barkus Book 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781452172620
ISBN-10: 1452172625
Genre: Children's Books

Little Robot Alone
2018 - Little Robot Alone (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544442801
ISBN-10: 0544442806
Genre: Children's Books

Someone Like Me
2017 - Someone Like Me (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781626723344
ISBN-10: 1626723346
Genre: Children's Books

2017 - Barkus (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781452111827
ISBN-10: 1452111820
Genre: Children's Books

The Moon's Almost Here
2016 - The Moon's Almost Here (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781481420624
ISBN-10: 1481420623
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

Fly Away
2015 - Fly Away (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442460096
ISBN-10: 1442460091
Genre: Children's Books

Sarah Plain and Tall 30th Anniversary Edition
2015 - Sarah Plain and Tall 30th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780062399526
ISBN-10: 0062399527
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Truth of Me
2015 - The Truth of Me (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061998614
ISBN-10: 0061998613
Genre: Children's Books

The Iridescence of Birds A Book About Henri Matisse
2014 - The Iridescence of Birds a Book About Henri Matisse (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781596439481
ISBN-10: 1596439483
Genre: Children's Books

White Fur Flying
2014 - White Fur Flying (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781442421721
ISBN-10: 144242172X
Genre: Children's Books

Snowflakes Fall
2013 - Snowflakes Fall (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780385376938
ISBN-10: 0385376936
Genre: Children's Books

You Were the First
2013 - You Were the First (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316185332
ISBN-10: 0316185337
Genre: Teen & Young Adult

The Boxcar Children Beginning The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
2013 - The Boxcar Children Beginning the Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm [The Boxcar Children Mysteries] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780807566176
ISBN-10: 0807566179
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Kindred Souls
2013 - Kindred Souls (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060522995
ISBN-10: 0060522992
Genre: Children's Books

2008 - Grandfather's Dance [Sarah, Plain and Tall] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Baby (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
2002 - Sarah Trilogy [Boxed Set: Sarah, Plain & Tall / Skylark / Caleb's Story] (Paperback)
2002 - Caleb's Story [Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1999 - Through Grandpa's Eyes [Reading Rainbow Book] (Other)
1998 - What You Know First [Trophy Picture Books] (Paperback)Hardcover
1998 - Bebe (Paperback)
1997 - Bebe /baby [Spanish Edition] (Other)
1994 - Skylark [Sarah, Plain and Tall] (Hardcover)
1994 - Skylark [Sarah, Plain and Tall] (Other)Hardcover
1987 - Sarah Plain and Tall [Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1987 - Cassie Binegar [MacLachlan Repackages] (Paperback)
1985 - Sarah Plain and Tall [Sarah, Plain and Tall] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Unclaimed Treasures [Charlotte Zolotow Book] (Other)
Caleb [Spanish Edition] (Other)
Viaje [Spanish Edition] (Other)
Caleb Caleb's Story [Spanish Edition] (Other)
The Facts and Fiction of Minna Pratt [Charlotte Zolotow Books Prebound] (Hardcover)
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