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Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bk 1)
Sarah Plain and Tall - Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bk 1
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
"Did Mama sing every day?" — Caleb asks his sister Anna. — "Every-single-day," she answers. — "Papa sang, too." — Their mother died the day after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn't sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper, asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780064402057
ISBN-10: 0064402053
Publication Date: 9/4/1987
Pages: 64
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4.2 stars, based on 249 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Bk 1) on + 120 more book reviews
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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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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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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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This book is also from my "Reading and Child's Lit." class. It is beautifully written.
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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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Sarah,Plain and Tall was a very good book. It has a good story to it.
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Very sweet children's book. My nieces loved it!
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I read this book when i was little and i loved it then.


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