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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patricia MacLachlan Narrator: Glenn Close Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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Cassie spends her days watching Grandfather and Caleb in the barn, looking out at Papa working the fields, spying on Sarah feeding the goslings. She's an observer, a writer, a storyteller. Everything is as it should be.

But change is inevitable, even on the prairie. Something new is expected, and Sarah says it will be the perfect gift. Cassie isn't so sure. But just as life changes, people change too. And Cassie learns that unexpected surprises can bring great joy.

More Perfect than the Moon invites us back to the Witting family farm, visited in the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story. With her lyrical prose, Patricia MacLachlan writes about a family's boundless capacity for love.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia Hale | 2/12/2014

    " Sweet and funny. I don't know anyone that had ever had a child respond the way Cassie did, but I suppose some do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 2/3/2014

    " Cassie is a sass, and the most disappointing character. She had a very high opinion of herself, and it's too bad her family tolerated her bad behavior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 2/1/2014

    " This one was good, but a little too cheesy/predictable than the other Sarah books. A fun read, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosalee | 1/31/2014

    " Great story about family and new additions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/26/2014

    " Another sweet story from Patricia MacLachlan. In this book we read about the youngest of the family, Cassie as she writes in a journal. We learn about her Mom's baby on the way and her feelings towards this. Great book for kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleisa | 1/17/2014

    " Sweet, charming children's story. It made me happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mai | 1/3/2014

    " I think that this is a good book! Everyone should try to read it. Even though it's a kind of easy looking book, but it's full of good thing in there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 1/2/2014

    " I really love this series. This one is told in Cassie's point of view and what a treasure. She is such a creative, deep thinking little girl. I can't wait to read the last one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ykyung0309 | 12/13/2013

    " i can not belive that anna marry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 11/1/2013

    " I think I liked this better than Sarah plain and tall... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 02KathrynC | 10/10/2013

    " This book is a little like the book WORTH. i loved it. this is an older book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/17/2013

    " #4 in the series...another narrator change, but so good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 9/12/2013

    " I did not like it how Cassie disliked her younger sibling. It did have a good ending though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fay Klingler | 8/18/2013

    " I never tire reading MacLachlan works . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 8/13/2013

    " Sequel to Sarah Plain and Tall. Read it outloud with my kids in two afternoons. They loved it and it was easy for my 8 yr old to read on his turn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 6/23/2013

    " I really enjoy this continuation of the Sarah Plain and Tall books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 6/10/2013

    " Simply beautiful. I hope she writes more about this special family in the future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 2/3/2013

    " This was a fun book to read with me being pregnant after a gap of many years, just like Sarah in this book. The kids were horrified/amused at all of Cassie's responses to the "terrible baby". Fun read alout with lots of discussion. My kids were entertained by Cassie's highly active imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 8/7/2012

    " This is the story what happens after Caleb's story. You will love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tashawna | 12/31/2011

    " This book was cute. The little girl was so dramatic and imaginative. She was so determined to not like the baby, but when she held it, her stubbornness gave up. She's a little girl with a way with words. I like what she said about her big sister kissing the doctors son! This was a cute story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Etta Mcquade | 11/14/2011

    " Very nice, but I liked the other three in the series better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arianna | 11/10/2011

    " It was the same as before. I wasn't completely into it, but it was still a cute little book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 8/21/2011

    " Always amazed how this novelist can tell a riveting story with so few words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francie | 5/7/2011

    " Another sweet addition to the Sarah, Plain and Tall series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/4/2011

    " #4 in the series...another narrator change, but so good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 10/18/2010

    " I think I liked this better than Sarah plain and tall... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 4/21/2010

    " Always amazed how this novelist can tell a riveting story with so few words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aleisa | 3/14/2010

    " Sweet, charming children's story. It made me happy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Etta | 2/28/2010

    " Very nice, but I liked the other three in the series better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/6/2010

    " Simply beautiful. I hope she writes more about this special family in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 7/17/2009

    " This was a great continuation of the Sarah story. It focuses on Cassie and her apprehension at the new baby coming. The beautiful and spare prose of the author's writing is a joy to read and evokes so many emotions. I really love these Sarah books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 7/7/2009

    " i think it is good

    blessing abby "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 6/29/2009

    " I did not like it how Cassie disliked her younger sibling. It did have a good ending though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arianna | 6/26/2009

    " It was the same as before. I wasn't completely into it, but it was still a cute little book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 12/23/2008

    " I think that if I was her I'd be really excited(it was sorta funny.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye | 10/19/2008

    " Book 4 of the Sarah, Plain and Tall series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 8/10/2008

    " While I enjoyed this fourth book in the series, I found it to be weaker than the rest. Considering Cassie's relative maturity and wonderful ability with words, her regression into a spiteful and immature child seems somewhat out of character. "

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About the Author
Author Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. Her novels for young readers include Arthur, For the Very First Time; The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt; Skylark; Caleb’s Story; More Perfect than the Moon; Grandfather’s Dance; and Word After Word After Word. She is also the author of many much-loved picture books, including Three Names; All the Places to Love; What You Know First; Painting the Wind; Bittle; Who Loves Me?; Once I Ate a Pie; I Didn’t Do It; and Before You Came, several of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.

About the Narrator
Glenn Close starred in the Emmy-nominated Hallmark Hall of Fame version of Sarah, Plain and Tall. An Academy Award nominee, Ms. Close has distinguished herself in such critically acclaimed films as The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, and Dangerous Liaisons.