Sarah, Plain and Tall
Patricia MacLachlan


Caleb and Anna’s dad placed and ad for a wife. When a letter comes from a woman Sarah, Caleb and Anna are nervous if she would fit into their lives. Sarah decides after a few letters to come spend a month with the family to see if things would work. Will she be able to give up what she loves and grow used to the ways of prairie life, or does she return her love, the sea?



I did not really relate to the book. However, it would be a great topic in the classroom. Children will be able to discuss how it feels to have a new parent-figure in their lives. It also gives us an opportunity to discuss how things were different in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. - AF