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Sarah, Plain and Tall (Stand Alone)
Sarah Plain and Tall - Stand Alone
Author: Patricia MacLachlan, Glenn Close
"I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall."A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a ca...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780898456356
ISBN-10: 0898456355
Publication Date: 1/1/1986
Edition: Unabridged
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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4 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: HarperChildrensAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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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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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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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.