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Overview When a drought tests the commitment of a mail-order bride from Maine to her new home on the prairie, her stepchildren hope they will be able to remain a family
When Sarah came to the prairie, Anna and her brother Caleb worried that she would not stay and be their new mother. But Sarah fell in love with Caleb and Anna, and with their father, Jacob. Together they became a family. Jacob is a man of the land but for Sarah, the prairie isn't yet her home. So when a drought threatens to devastate their way of life, Jacob must save the farm. But the children go back to the home Sarah knew first, Maine, where there is family and an ocean. But will they ever be a family again on the prairie?
Citations And Professional Reviews Skylark (Sarah Plain & Tall) by Patricia MacLachlan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
School Library Journal - 03/01/1994
Booklist - 01/01/1994 page 827
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1995 page 59
Kirkus Review - Children - 01/01/1994 page 71
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1994 page 313
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 564
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 494
Publishers Weekly - 11/29/1993
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Mar 30, 1994
Series Sarah Plain & Tall
ISBN 0060233281 ISBN13 9780060233280 UPC 046594012005
Availability 0 units.
More About Patricia MacLachlan
PATRICIA MACLACHLAN is best known for her Newbery Medal-winning novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she attended the University of Connecticut and has written more than a dozen stories for children including Baby and Journey. She now lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, with her husband. STEVEN KELLOGG has published over 100 award-winning books for children, among them The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash, Johnny Appleseed, and the Pinkerton books. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design where he became intrigued by the picture book format. He lived in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, for 35 years with his family, where he was an active member of the community. He now lives in Essex, New York, with his wife.
Patricia MacLachlan currently resides in Williamsburg, in the state of Massachusetts.
My children (ages 5 and 7) and I adored this book and ended up buying the series and watching the dvd which was also awesome (starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken). The story is touching, emotional at times and very sweet. The characters are easy to love.
Skylark Dec 17, 2007
Sarah came to the Prairie from Maine to marry papa. but that Summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back to her hometown Maine, where they could be safe. Papa stayed behind ,he would not leave his land. Maine was beautiful, but Anna missed Home , and Papa. And as the weeks went by, she began to wonder what if the rain never came. Would she and Caleb and Sarah and papa ever be a family again.
Skylark Takes Off Jun 18, 2007
This well written sequel to Sarah, Plain and Tall is a page-turner. Readers can't wait to find out what happens next to their beloved family on the plains. The dreaded drought causes much hardship; no water for the livestock, wells going dry, families leaving their farms, and the barn fire. Sarah and the children flee to Maine, her birthplace, to wait out the drought in safety. Luckily, the drought ends and Jacob goes to Maine to retrieve his family, including the newly pregnant Sarah! Patricia Maclachlan's writing is beautiful; full of imagery and feeling. It's easy to identify with these well-rounded characters.
Skylark Mar 13, 2007
Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to Marry Papa.But durring that summer,a drought turned the land dry and brown.Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well search of water.So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east,where they were safe.But on the other hand Papa would not leave his land.
Maine was beautiful, but Anna missed her home ,and Papa.And as the weeks went by she began wondering what would happenif the rains will never come.Would they all still be a family.
acceptance Oct 29, 2006
With the companion books Sarah, plain and tall skylark represents acceptance for love, tradition, value and companionship for other as well as yourself. As student read this book it will deal and discussion separation, love of ones illness, plant history, and cultural values of others and they deal with real life situations.