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Patricia MacLachlan (1938–2022)

Teoksen Sarah, Plain and Tall tekijä

88+ Works 31,590 Jäsentä 899 arvostelua 14 Favorited

About the Author

Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on March 3, 1938. She received a B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 1962 and taught English at a junior high school until 1979. She began writing picture books and novels at the age of thirty-five. Her works include The Facts and Fictions of näytä lisää Minna Pratt, Skylark, Caleb's Story, Grandfather's Dance, Three Names, All the Places to Love, Before You Came, Cat Talk, and Snowflakes Fall. She won the Golden Kite Award for Arthur, for the Very First Time and the 1986 Newbery Medal for Sarah, Plain and Tall. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Sarah, Plain and Tall (1985) 10,747 kappaletta
Skylark (1994) 3,088 kappaletta
Caleb's Story (1985) 2,392 kappaletta
Baby (1993) 1,173 kappaletta
All the Places to Love (1994) 1,160 kappaletta
More Perfect than the Moon (2004) 982 kappaletta
Journey (1991) 804 kappaletta
Three Names (1991) 638 kappaletta
Arthur, For the Very First Time (1980) 635 kappaletta
Through Grandpa's Eyes (1979) 543 kappaletta
Seven Kisses in a Row (1983) 487 kappaletta
Waiting for the Magic (2011) 412 kappaletta
Cassie Binegar (1980) 390 kappaletta
Edward's Eyes (2007) 385 kappaletta
What You Know First (1995) 385 kappaletta
The True Gift (2009) 381 kappaletta
The Poet's Dog (2016) 378 kappaletta
Once I Ate a Pie (2006) 377 kappaletta
Word After Word After Word (2010) 335 kappaletta
White Fur Flying (2013) 332 kappaletta
Snowflakes Fall (2013) 321 kappaletta
Kindred Souls (2012) 315 kappaletta
Barkus (2017) 222 kappaletta
I Didn't Do It (2010) 188 kappaletta
Unclaimed Treasures (1984) 158 kappaletta
Tomorrow's Wizard (1982) 146 kappaletta
Fly Away (2014) 145 kappaletta
The Truth of Me (2013) 129 kappaletta
Painting the Wind (2003) 118 kappaletta
You Were the First (2013) 114 kappaletta
Nora's Chicks (2006) 96 kappaletta
Just Dance (2017) 91 kappaletta
The Hundred-Year Barn (2019) 88 kappaletta
Cat Talk (2013) 87 kappaletta
My Father's Words (2018) 75 kappaletta
Bittle (2004) 69 kappaletta
Prairie Days (2014) 67 kappaletta
The Sick Day (1979) 67 kappaletta
Mama One, Mama Two (1982) 66 kappaletta
The Moon's Almost Here (2016) 61 kappaletta
Lala Salama: A Tanzanian Lullaby (2011) 58 kappaletta
Fiona Loves the Night (2007) 57 kappaletta
Before You Came (1900) 53 kappaletta
Snow Horses: A First Night Story (2022) 50 kappaletta
Who Loves Me? (2005) 47 kappaletta
Dream Within a Dream (2019) 47 kappaletta
Sarah, Plain and Tall: The Complete Collection [DVD] (1991) — Writer; Writer — 44 kappaletta
Someone Like Me (2017) 43 kappaletta
Chicken Talk (2019) 39 kappaletta
Wondrous Rex (2020) 36 kappaletta
Barkus Dog Dreams (2018) 35 kappaletta
It's Fun To Be Five (2000) — Toimittaja — 35 kappaletta
Little Robot Alone (2018) 34 kappaletta
Skylark [1993 TV movie] (1993) — Tekijä — 26 kappaletta
My Life Begins! (2022) 20 kappaletta
When Grandfather Flew (2021) 19 kappaletta
Baby / Journey (2007) 18 kappaletta
My Poet (2022) 17 kappaletta
A Secret Shared (2021) 17 kappaletta
Moon, Stars, Frogs, and Friends (1980) 10 kappaletta
Primo amore (1998) 3 kappaletta
Painting the Game (2024) 2 kappaletta
The Sick Day 1 kappale
Meine Freundin Erde (2020) 1 kappale
Fly away 1 kappale

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Avustaja — 262 kappaletta
It's Heaven To Be Seven (2000) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
The Big Book For Our Planet (1993) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
It's Fine To Be Nine (2000) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
Acting Out (2008) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta

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Way back when I first read (and loved!) the first two historical fiction books about the Witting family—beginning with the acclaimed Sarah, Plain and Tall—this third book didn't exist. So I'm finally taking the opportunity to continue the series.

In keeping with those before it, although this story told from young Caleb's point of view is a children's book, it isn't just a simplistic little kiddie tale. And in a way, it's more Caleb's father's and grandfather's story than it is Caleb's. It's serious and understated in its illustration of a critical family rift and what it takes to repair it.

It was interesting seeing how the author ties this tale to the previous two with gentle reminders from the family's past. I certainly plan on continuing with the next book.
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NadineC.Keels | 13 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 30, 2023 |
Enjoyed this one. Some suspense thrown in that made it fun.
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MahanaU | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |
I remember liking this children's historical fiction book even more than the one before it, Sarah, Plain and Tall, when I read them as a child. Would I still love Skylark that much, reading it again as an adult?

Well. I'm pretty sure I love it more now, having the benefit of my current perspective added to the memory of my childhood heart.

It's a simple but substantive story of family, written with a light yet poignant touch. You really do feel the sting of the Wittings' multifaceted struggle. When there are tears, they're relatable. When there's laughter, it's refreshing. The Wittings' bonds are growing and deepening—including the grown-up love between Sarah and Jacob, witnessed through Anna's young but perceptive eyes.

Back when I read the first two books, the rest of this series didn't exist yet. So I'll soon be checking out more about the Witting family for the first time.
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NadineC.Keels | 28 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 18, 2023 |
My goodness. I really liked this children's historical fiction book as a child. I'm pleased to find that my appreciation for this story of family has increased.

It's simple but not simplistic. Gentle but not fluffy. The characters' various emotions, while handled with a light touch, are real—from the youngsters to the adults. There's so much said in just a few words, and I now hear more in the story. The benefit of my adult ears added to the memory of my childhood hearing.

Back then, I enjoyed the sequel, Skylark, even more. I'm looking forward to revisiting that one too. Hopefully soon.… (lisätietoja)
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NadineC.Keels | 285 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 17, 2023 |



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