Series: Sarah, Plain and Tall Book 1
Length: 112 pages
Audiobook Length: 1 hour and 1 minute
First Published: 1985
In the late 19th century, Anna lives on a farm telling her brother Caleb tales of their mother, who died in childbirth when he was born. When their father sends out an advertisement for a bride, he is answered by Sarah Elizabeth Wheaton of Maine. When Sarah comes to visit, Anna and Caleb immediately fall in love and are desperate for her to stay. A sweet little tale, Sarah, Plain and Tall made the perfect audiobook for a road trip, coming in at only an hour long.
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.