Sarah, Plain and Tall
By Patricia MacLachlanReading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Awards: Newbery Medal,Golden Kite Award,Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Publisher: HarperCollins 2004
19th century tale of a widowed farmer with two children who advertises for a wife. The answer to his ad is Sarah, who arrives from Maine. The tale gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.