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 Sarah, plain and tall
 Author: MacLachlan, Patricia

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (1985)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 58 p.,  21 cm.

 BTSB No: 595007 ISBN: 9780060241018
 Ages: 8-10 Grades: 3-5

 Subjects:
 Frontier and pioneer life -- Fiction

Price: $20.76

Summary:
When their father invites a mail-order bride to come to live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by her and hope that she will stay.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 137
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 10009

Awards:
 Newbery Medal, 1986

Common Core Standards 
   CC Maps Recommended Works Gde K-5
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Phonics & Word Recognition
   Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency
   Grade 3 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Phonics & Word Recognition
   Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency
   Grade 4 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
   Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 4 → Reading → RL Literature → 4.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews
   School Library Journal (+)
   Booklist (+)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (+)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 05/01/1985 *Starred Review* A near-perfect miniature novel that fulfills the ideal of different levels of meaning for children and adults. Two children, motherless since the younger one’s birth, are waiting on the prairie for the arrival of their possible new stepmother, who has answered their father’s newspaper advertisement for a wife. Their loneliness and hope are tangibly detailed in expectant preparations for her arrival, among them, several letters, both homely and funny, that are exchanged between the family and Sarah (“I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall”). The simplicity of plot, style, and characterization is deceptive. Sarah proves not only plain and tall but also kind and good, coming like water to three people thirsty for someone caring. Yet Sarah misses her Maine coast, and there are uncomfortable tensions between the children’s well-meaning father and his strong-willed bride-to-be. The dialogue is natural, varied but always vivid, ranging from scenes of soft singing to a romp in the cow pond to a raging storm. When Sarah comes back from town, a trip that the children fear signals her permanent departure, the reader is as deeply moved to happiness as the family itself. “Soon there will be a wedding. Papa says that when the preacher asks if he will have Sarah for his wife he will answer, ‘Ayuh.’” Poignant but never sentimental, this is a worthy successor to Wilder’s Little House books and a prime choice for reading aloud. - Copyright 1985 Booklist.

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