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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
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Sarah, Plain and Tall (original 1985; edition 2015)

by Patricia MacLachlan (Author)

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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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Title:Sarah, Plain and Tall
Authors:Patricia MacLachlan (Author)
Info:HarperCollins (2015), Edition: Anniversary, 112 pages
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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan (Author) (1985)

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This is a fantastic series - full of warmth and love. I have read the entire series, I even owned the Hallmark buildings until fairly recently, but do not currently have any.

"I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall." A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a cat named Seal, and singing and laughter to the quiet house. But will she like it enough to stay? Anna and Caleb wait and wonder -- and hope ( )
  Gmomaj | Sep 6, 2021 |
I love the made for TV version. I've been holding onto a copy of this to read for too long. Must read now and pass it on.
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Read it, loved it, keeping it. I like when Caleb would say things like she said "we" or she said "winter" Always looking for clues that she was staying.

I also really enjoyed the afterword by the author. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Aug 23, 2021 |
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view ( )
  VictorTran | Apr 19, 2021 |
This book came along after I outgrew the age group it's targeted at, so I had never read it until now. I was under the misapprehension that it was a more substantial read, in terms of length (one of the difficulties with reading ebooks is never knowing how long they really are). So this was an exceedingly quick read, but a very pleasant one. I didn't know until I was cataloguing it here at LT that it is the first in a whole series of books about this particular family. I don't have any others on the shelf, so I don't expect to continue with it. But I'm very glad to have read this at last. ( )
  rosalita | Feb 16, 2021 |
Also finished as read-aloud with kids. Loved it. ( )
  mullinstreetzoo | Feb 12, 2021 |
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MacLachlan, PatriciaAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amo, Fuencisla DelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blake, QuentinIllustrationssecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bliss, HarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For old friends, dear friends--
DICK AND WENDY PUFF,
ALLISON AND DEREK
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"Did Mama sing every day?" asked Caleb.
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"And she named me Caleb," he went on, filling in the old familiar story.
"I would have named you Troublesome,"' I said, making Caleb smile.
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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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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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