Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan
Reviewed by Zoe M. (age 9)
Zoe M. is a student in Mr. Lawless' 3rd Grade Class
This is a realistic fiction book written for children. Anna and Caleb's dad, Jacob, put
an ad in the newspaper for a new wife. A lady named Sarah writes to the whole
family 'cause she wants to try to come to see if she can be the kids' mother. When
she comes, she tries her best to be a good mother, even though she misses the
ocean, her brother, and the sand dunes. She tells Jacob. On a rainy day, everyone
was outside when it started to storm. Sarah tried to get the children, the animals
and Jacob in the barn, when she did Jacob built a hay dune so Sarah didn't miss
the sand dunes. If you read the book you will see what happens.
This story takes place on a farm, in a prairie, in the U.S.A. This story starts at the end
of spring and goes through the beginning of summer. It most probably takes place
in the 1800's.
I would recommend it to others because it was like a real life experience. It was
exciting to read. Once you picked it up you wouldn't want to put it down.
Someone who likes things that happened a while ago would probably like this
book. It was well written. The author wrote it in the past tense so it sounded like it