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
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