This is really a lovely little story, beautifully told, deceptively simple, full of hope and fear and love Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal one the shortest books ever to win that award , was written in 1985 but feels like something from a much earlier time It could have been written 80 or 100 years ago It s timeless It s based on a true story about the author s ancestors There are a lot of mail order bride romances out there, but this is one from the children s point of view, although you catch fascinating glimpses of what s going on in the minds of their father Jacob, and Sarah, his potential bride.
Anna and Caleb are two young children who in the U.
S plains with their widowed father, in maybe the late 1800s Their mother died the day after Caleb was born.
They had come for her in a wagon and taken her away to be buried And then Patricia did some amazing character development for such a short story With this, you are in and you re out A family lost their mother and Sarah answers an ad in the paper They write letters back and forth Sarah goes from Maine to the plains The kids love Sarah There is a big Squall to be the big piece of this book.
It was a quick, enjoyable read If you loved Little house on the Prairie, then you need to read this too Great for 3rd and 4th grade readers.
Captures the many emotions of starting a new life while still remembering the old A short and simple yet tender and touching story.
This was lovely I did have quotes I wanted to share, but as I read this one weeks ago, I ve lost the drive to look them up A nice addition was the notes at the end from the author which include her acceptance speech from awards the novel won Interesting were her thoughts on the writing process, and what her children taught her along the way I think this is a classic that does not have a lot of recognition here in Australia Sarah, who happens to be plain and tall, comes to a farm of a widow and his two young children, who hope she will stay for the long haul Each member of this family having things to teach one another.
I have loved this sweet story since I saw the Hallmark movie starring Glenn Close and Christopher Walken back in the early 90 s At that time, I didn t know the film is based on a book I now have a rule that before I can watch a film adaptation, I have to read the book first I m a few decades late on this one.
but decided to make it right and enjoy this book OMG.
this book is just so sweet and beautiful I don t often read sentimental stories like this, but I m glad I took the time to enjoy this one Sarah Wheaton lives in Maine Her brother is getting married soon so she answers an advertisement placed by a man named Jacob in Kansas who is looking for a wife and mother for his two children Anna and Caleb lost their mother six years before She died soon after giving birth to Caleb The story relates the family s meeting Sarah and the month that she stays with them to se 5 Warm and fuzzy story told by Anna, about her father seeking a wife and mother for them and her little brother, Caleb in the 1800s Heart warming, short, easy, and the first of several books, I see A simple story for kids that is appealing to adults for the underlying meaning as well as the plain story The children have commented that their father doesn t sing any Widowed many years ago after the birth of young Caleb, Jacob realises it s time to find a wife and mother so advertises for one, as his neighbour did so successfully.
He receives a reply from Sarah, a girl in Maine, who wants to move from the home she s shared with her brother so he and his new wife can have it to themselves He and Anna both exchange letters with Sarah, who agrees to come for a month s visitDear Jacob, I will come by train I will wear a yellow b
by Andrea Renee CoxAw This story is so sweet every time Will I cry each time I read it Probably It s just that sweet And I m a bit of a weeper when it comes to those types of stories Sarah is such a fun and spunky heroine I love how great she is with the kids Now I want to dig out my movie version and watch Glenn Close as Sarah, Plain and Tall She always makes me smile in that role.
I was not compensated for my honest review.
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