October 15, 2010

Book Log: Sarah, Plain and Tall

sarah We recently read aloud Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.  This is such a sweet and tender story.  It’s about a family carrying on after their mother/wife dies following childbirth.

With two children to care for Papa puts an advertisement  in the paper for a wife.  Sarah from Maine answers the ad.  They communicate through letters and then Sarah comes to visit for a month in the Spring.

She brings with her a cat named Seal, music, shells and nests of curls, and roses safe from  a storm. She brings smiles and adventure and fun but Sarah, is plain and tall and in love with the sea.  Will she ever be able to give it up for a family she doesn’t even know? Will Sarah stay? You’ll have to read the book and find out. 

This is a lovely, lovely book. It takes place on the prairie and Little House fans will absolutely adore it.


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