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Sarah, Plain and Tall Series
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Number of Books in Series: 5
Age Group: 8 - 12 years
Accelerated Reader (AR) Level: 2.8 to 3.4

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 (Click on title for more information on each book):

Book 1: Sarah, Plain and Tall
Book 1: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on April 25, 1985.
Book 1: Accelerated Reader (AR): Level 3.4 - Points 1 - Quiz #137

Book 2: Skylark
Book 2: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on March 30, 1994.
Book 2: Accelerated Reader (AR): Level 3.2 - Points 1 - Quiz #10209

Book 3: Caleb's Story
Book 3: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on September 18, 2001.
Book 3: Accelerated Reader (AR): Level 2.9 - Points 2 - Quiz #53784

Book 4: More Perfect than the Moon
Book 4: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on August 3, 2004.
Book 4: Accelerated Reader (AR): Level 2.8 - Points 1 - Quiz #79347

Book 5: Grandfather's Dance
Book 5: Age Group: 8 - 12 years. Published on September 5, 2006.
Book 5: Accelerated Reader (AR): Level 3.1 - Points 1 - Quiz #111514

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 5 Books
Book Sets: Age Group: 8 - 12 years
Book Sets: Accelerated Reader (AR) Level: 2.8 to 3.4
Book Sets: Lexile Reading Level: 290 to 560


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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