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Sarah, Plain and Tall Series
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 8 - 12 years
AR Levels 2.8-3.4;  GLE 2.4-4.2
F&P/GRL R;  DRA 24-40;  Lexile 290-560

Jacob Witting, a widowed farmer who lost his wife several years earlier and is still saddened by that loss has a hard time taking care of his farm and two children alone, and so writes an ad in the newspaper for a mail-order bride. Sarah answers his ad and travels from Main to Kansas to meet Jacob and his children, Anna and Caleb.

List of Books in Order:

Book 1: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Book 1: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on April 25, 1985.
Book 1: AR: Level 3.4 (1 Point, Quiz #137);  GLE: 4.2
Book 1: F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40

Book 2: Skylark
Book 2: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on March 30, 1994.
Book 2: AR: Level 3.2 (1 Point, Quiz #10209);  GLE: 3.3
Book 2: F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40

Book 3: Caleb's Story
Book 3: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on September 18, 2001.
Book 3: AR: Level 2.9 (2 Points, Quiz #53784);  GLE: 3.1
Book 3: F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40

Book 4: More Perfect than the Moon
Book 4: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on August 3, 2004.
Book 4: AR: Level 2.8 (1 Point, Quiz #79347);  GLE: 3.2
Book 4: F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 40

Book 5: Grandfather's Dance
Book 5: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on September 5, 2006.
Book 5: AR: Level 3.1 (1 Point, Quiz #111514);  GLE: 2.4
Book 5: F&P/GRL: R;  DRA: 24

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books

List of Awards:

1984 American Library Association Notable Book
1985 National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council Notable Children's Trade Book
1985 Horn Book Honor List
1985 Golden Kite Award
1985 Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
1985 School Library Journal's Best Books of the Year
1985 New York Times Notable Children's Books of the Year
1986 Newbery Medal
1986 Virginia Library Association Jefferson Cup Award
1986 Christopher Award
1986 Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year
1988 New Jersey Library Association Garden State Children's Book Award

Film/Television/Theatrical Adaptations:

1991 TV Movie: Sarah, Plain and Tall
1993 TV Movie: Skylark
1999 TV Movie: Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End
2002 Musical: Sarah, Plain and Tall

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Patricia MacLachlan


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