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Sarah Plain and Tall

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Sarah, Plain and Tall is the charming story of mail-order bride. It's so hard for us, in this day and age, to even imagine doing something like this! A widower with two children decides to write an ad for a bride/mother for his children. Sarah answers the ad, agreeing to stay with the family for a month to see if they are well-suited to each other. Traveling across country by train, she moves in with this unknown family. A delightfully touching story - and Newbery award winner as well! This makes an excellent addition to any study of 19th century America.

 
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Sarah, Plain and Tall  by Patricia MacLachlan

 

Sarah, Plain and Tall is the charming story of mail-order bride. It's so hard for us, in this day and age, to even imagine doing something like this! A widower with two children decides to write an ad for a bride/mother for his children. Sarah answers the ad, agreeing to stay with the family for a month to see if they are well-suited to each other. Traveling across country by train, she moves in with this unknown family. A delightfully touching story - and Newbery award winner as well! This makes an excellent addition to any study of 19th century America.

There is a Progeny Press study guide available for this book.

Grade Level 4 - 6

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Softcover
80 pgs
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9780064402057
4 - 6
Harper Trophy
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I recall reading this about a year and a half ago as part of our TruthQuest History. It's a lovely story that my then 11 year old thoroughly enjoyed wanting to know if there was a follow up to it. It's a keeper.

This book is probably my favorite in the series. The book has great characters and uses very descriptive words in telling the story. My mother read this book to us at night as a read-aloud and we all loved it. We quickly got very interested in the lives and events that this family experienced. I highly recommend this book and all the rest in the series. They are wonderful!

My second grader read this book this year, and it was her favorite…so much so that we got the sequel, Skylark. The emotion expressed in this book during a family’s adjustment to a loss of a mother and gain of new one is truly amazing. It is a book that an adult can fall in love with too!