Series: Sarah, Plain and Tall Book 1
Length: 112 pages
Audiobook Length: 1 hour and 1 minute
First Published: 1985
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna’s point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa’s advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children’s literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
Quotes from Sarah, Plain and Tall
There is always something to miss, no matter where you are.
I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall.
About Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia MacLachlan was an American author best known for her children’s books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. MacLachlan died in 2022 at the age of 84.