Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

As their potential stepmother tries out her new role, Anna and her younger brother... read more

As their potential stepmother tries out her new role, Anna and her younger brother Caleb watch Sarah's every move anxiously, constantly afraid that independent, homesick Sarah will leave them and return to Maine. The story takes place in the West during the late 19th century. The spare text is filled with longing: of Sarah, for a home and of the children, for a mother. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985

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