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The Resource Sarah, plain and tall, Patricia MacLachlan

Sarah, plain and tall, Patricia MacLachlan

Label
Sarah, plain and tall
Title
Sarah, plain and tall
Statement of responsibility
Patricia MacLachlan
Title variation
Sarah, plain & tall
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey), Children's Fiction, 1988.
  • Golden Kite Award for Fiction, 1985.
  • Jefferson Cup Award, 1986.
  • Newbery Medal, 1986.
  • Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award, 1986.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1986
Review
A warming, delicately tuned story set in an unspecified rural American past, about a motherless farm family and the woman who comes from Maine for a trial visit after Papa advertises for a wife. Even before she arrives, Sarah wins Anna and Caleb with her brusque but touching letters. ("Tell them I sing," she writes to Papa in answer to their question. We already know that Papa hasn't sung since Mama died, when Caleb was born.) Sarah learns to plow and teaches the others, even Papa, to play. She also talks about the colors of the sea, which she had to leave when her fisherman brother married and his wife took over the house in Maine. Anna and Caleb know that Sarah misses the sea, and they hang on every hint that she might stay. She does, of course, to everyone's satisfaction. JLG. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 1985)
Awards note
Newbery Medal, 1986.
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094392
Cataloging source
HT#
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MacLachlan, Patricia
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages: 8-10
LC call number
PZ7.M2225
LC item number
Sar 2004
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Sarah, plain and tall
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stepmothers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Stepmothers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Children's stories, American
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sarah, plain and tall, Patricia MacLachlan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Charlotte Zolotow Book."
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. Harper Trophy edition.
Extent
67 pages
Isbn
9780060241025
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
83049481
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56724746
  • (OCoLC)ocm56724746
  • 328105
Label
Sarah, plain and tall, Patricia MacLachlan
Publication
Note
"A Charlotte Zolotow Book."
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Rev. Harper Trophy edition.
Extent
67 pages
Isbn
9780060241025
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
83049481
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56724746
  • (OCoLC)ocm56724746
  • 328105

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