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Sarah, Plain and Tall (original 1985; edition 1987)
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (1985)
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Set of 10 books by Patricia MacLachlan/Skylark, Journey, Baby, Caleb's Story, Sarah, Plain and Tall, Through Grandpa's Eyes, Seven Kisses in a Row, Facts and Fiction of Minna Pratt, More Perfect than Moon, Arthur for Very First Time by Patricia MacLachlan
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064402053, Paperback)MacLachlan, author of Unclaimed Treasures, has written an affecting tale for children. In the late 19th century a widowed midwestern farmer with two children--Anna and Caleb--advertises for a wife. When Sarah arrives she is homesick for Maine, especially for the ocean which she misses greatly. The children fear that she will not stay, and when she goes off to town alone, young Caleb--whose mother died during childbirth--is stricken with the fear that she has gone for good. But she returns with colored pencils to illustrate for them the beauty of Maine, and to explain that, though she misses her home, "the truth of it is I would miss you more." The tale gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
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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.
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