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More Perfect than the Moon

by Patricia MacLachlan

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We're back with the Witting family, but the narrator's job has been passed from Caleb to his little sister, Cassie. Cassie is now eight years old, with an imagination as large as the prairie where they live. There is change in the air, and Cassie's world is rocked from its routine; she doesn't like it, and expresses her feelings in her journal.

I adore Cassie and her imagination. This is a lovely addition to the Sarah Plain and Tall saga. ( )
  fuzzi | Dec 6, 2014 |
Three-year-old Cassie doesn't want another baby in the family. She was hoping her mom would bring her a gift "more perfect than the moon." A quick read (less than an hour). ( )
  missmath144 | May 22, 2008 |
Young Christy is given a diary to write in. She writes of her family and the ‘horrible baby’ that is coming. She believes that she will be left alone when it comes. ( )
  padame | Sep 20, 2007 |
Lexile: 420
Reading Recovery: 17
DRA: 18
Fountas Pinnel Guided Reading: J
  mr.crunkleton | Aug 27, 2007 |
This book is a good example of a realistic fiction, because the story line is very relatable and believable. It could be a historical fiction, but the time period is not clearly defined. This book also displays good character development through the main character Cassandra. In the beginning, she hates the baby that her mother is carrying and by the end she realizes that this baby is a blessing. ( )
  sharmon05 | Dec 31, 1969 |
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Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on her mother, Sarah, feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be.

But change is inevitable, even on the prairie. Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift. Cassie isn't so sure. But just as life changes, people change too. And Cassie learns that unexpected surprises can bring great joy.

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Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that belonged to her brother Caleb helps her sort out her feelings and understand that Sarah will always love her.

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