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"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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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 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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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.

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Fabulous!

This audiobook is fantastic!
Glenn Close does an amazing job with the narration!
My 7 year old daughter has listened to this book many times.
I’m sure this will be listened to many more times in the future!

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Loved it!

My kids have listened to this book 2 times, and have watched the movie. They loved it👍😊

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Great family book

We listened as a family and enjoyed this classic read to us! the voices were great!

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It's got drama. Joy it's got happiness and all the feelings

This book is the best you can find you can't find a better book it as a family values like honestly you
can't find a better family book

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Could do without the music! Otherwise perfect.

A loved classic told by Glenn Close! What more could I ask for? No piano music, that’s what. But my kid didn’t seem to mind so it worked.

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Good Wholesome Story

Narrated wonderfully, this story is one you will love to share with your children. We have the book in print, as well, and I’m sure we’ll pick it up to read again soon.