Sarah, Plain and Tall

Summary:

In this award winning novel, a family tries to come to grips with the death of the wife and mother.  The two young children, Caleb and Anna desperately long for their father to be happy again.  Father advertises for a mother for his two children and accepts a response from Sarah who has written from Maine.  Sarah arrives full of dreams of the sea and imagination and finds it difficult to fit into the lives of her new prairie charges.  Caleb loves Sarah instantly and is afraid that she will leave, taking any happiness he has found with her.  Anna is afraid of losing the memories she has of her mother but is drawn to the kind and gentle Sarah.  This story relates the hardships of living in the prairies, the loss of a parent and the uniting of a family.

Reading Ability: Grade Three

Genre: Realistic Fiction


Themes:  Prairie Life, Family Life, Survival, Pioneers

Who would love this book? This has been a hit whenever I used it in a grade three and four classroom.

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5 Responses to Sarah, Plain and Tall

  1. Donna Gray says:

    One of the most popular titles available at the CSCs to support the Grade 3 Pioneer Unit.

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