Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan [FIRST EDITION] 1985
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
FIRST EDITION  HARPER COLLINS
Later [17th] printing
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
DJ has some mild wear; a few tiny nicks and some sticker ghosting on lower back. Now housed in a brodart protective mylar jacket.
Book itself is excellent; pristine tight boards. Reads like new.
This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.