Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia MacLachlan

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Book Information

Publication Date: April 1985


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 660L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level R


Interest Level: Grades 3-5


Major Awards: 1986 Newbery Medal Winner


Number of Pages: 76 pages


Approximate Word Count: 34,160 words -- The average reader will spend 2 hours and 16 minutes reading Sarah, Plain and Tall at 250 words per minute. *


Audible Book Length: 1 hr and 1 min


Book Themes: Family, Home, Isolation, Fear, Sacrifice, Happiness, Choices, Contrasting Regions, Dreams


Genre: Family Drama, Historical Fiction


Setting: Midwest during the late 1800's


Important Quote: There is always something to miss, no matter where you are.


First Line: “Did Mama sing every day?” asked Caleb.


Point of View: First Person (Central - Anna Wheaton)


*Estimate from Reading Length

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