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Publisher's Summary

"I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall." A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a cat named Seal, and singing and laughter to the quiet house. But will she like it enough to stay? Anna and Caleb wait and wonder -- and hope. Performed by Glenn Close
©2001 Patricia MacLachlan; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • jennifer
  • Mount Holly, VT, United States
  • 09-13-12

Great Book

Where does Sarah, Plain and Tall rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have to say after reading this book I felt like I would like to be Sarah, The book just make you feel all warm.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sarah, Plain and Tall?

When She got off the train... and then when she and Papa got married.....

Have you listened to any of Glenn Close’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The book's title is the best tag line, for movie or book

Any additional comments?

I just loved the book

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love it

a favorite book from childhood, loved listening to it. it's one I could listen to again

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Fantastic!!!

Loved it. Listened as a family (kids age 5+), will listen again and again. ❤

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Wonderful

This book is a wonderful story. So glad I got to hear it. Its become one of my favorite listens. Its what a family should be... Happy, kind & accepting of one another the way they are :)

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Great story

As a 3rd grade teacher, teaching about the pioneers, sequencing and history, this was an excellent story for the children.