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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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I love this book

I bought it for my granddaughter. She needed to read it for summer reading list for school. I loved it as much as she did. We just finished listening to it again LOL This is our fourth time through LOL I recommend for young readers. This is 1st book in a 4 book series. This book is from Anna's point of view. Anna is about 9 or 10 years old. The paper version is an easy reader level for 2nd or 3rd grade readers. Glenn Close is an excellent narrator.

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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?

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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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Great story

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

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Beautifully recorded!

What a gorgeous story, wonderfully narrated by Glenn Close. I loved it so much I cried at the end. Heartfelt, poetic, yet true to the history of the frontier, exactly the kind of story I was looking for.

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Changes ~Life & Growing

I truly have enjoyed this Story and Glenn Close Narrating. I have the Movie Collection and now I can enjoy the Audible App of many other Favorites.

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My Child Enjoyed it!

My child really enjoyed the book and the voice of the reader! It was a nice story and we had a nice time listening to it together!

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Amazing book for everyone🙃

I love this book!🙃
I read it for school and at first I was not Excited, but the minute I started it I could not stop it is a very good book and I definitely recommend it i’m in fifth grade but I’d say it’s good for third grade and up. It may be small but it has sensitive topics. I think this book that I recommend to anyone no matter how old you are.🙃

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Awesome book!

This book does remember me the little house on the prairie.. my son and I love it.. thank you so much.. 😊

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Good Story

Good story, Easy to listen to. A classic that all should hear or read. Very enjoyable for all ages.

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Timeless classic with wonderful narration.

I spent a lot of my winter weekends driving my 11 year old daughter to out of town hockey games. We both LOVED this book. We loved the story and simplicity of those times. Great for those who are fans of Little House on the Prairie or Anne of Green Gablers. You can't go wrong with Glenn Close's narration either! Narration is so important in these audiobooks. This one is a winner.