Sarah, Plain and Tall - Book

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Reading Level: Grades 4-6 

Lexile Level: 650

Setting: Prairie Lands, Maine, USA

Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Dog Story

Page Count: 112

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Follow the poignant story of Sarah, a strong and independent woman from Maine, who answers Jacob's advertisement for a wife and mother to his two children. As Sarah travels from her coastal home to the vast plains of the Midwest, she brings with her a sense of wonder and a promise of a brighter future. Sarah agrees to visit for one month before agreeing to marry Jacob, writing "I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall," and "Tell them I sing."

Sarah begins to miss her old home in Maine. Will she leave, or will she stay and bring song and laughter to their prairie home?

Book Awards:
Newbery Medal Winner 1986   •   Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction   •   Golden Kite Award, NY Public Library Book of the Century

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