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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