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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (32,374 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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Sarah, Plain and Tall, Skylark, and Caleb's Story, all unabridged and all performed beautifully by Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close, make up this exquisite audio collection.

I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, Sarah writes Papa. And so begins the journey for Sarah, Papa, Anna, and Caleb in Patricia MacLachlan's masterpiece, Sarah, Plain and Tall.

In Skylark, a drought turns the land dry and brown and Sarah takes Anna and Caleb back to the city as Papa stays behind. Will the family ever be reunited?

Caleb's Story continues the saga of Sarah and her family on the prairie. All the beloved characters return for another important episode in their lives, this time narrated by Caleb, offering a new perspective. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deena | 2/14/2014

    " The Hallmark Hall of fame movie is also really good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/14/2014

    " Loved this beautifully written story. My 3rd grader and I read it as a bedtime book together and it was hard not to read it all in one night. We both loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this book. I read it for a challenge at my school - we were challenged to read some Newbery winners, and I had never read this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Are | 2/2/2014

    " I LOVED the Hallmark movie and while this was different (you can probably read the book in lees time than it takes to watch the movie) I still enjoyed the book. I liked how Sarah was looking for ways to find happiness in her new home and how quickly the children latched onto her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamlynn | 1/31/2014

    " gentle and calming, a nice book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 melissa | 1/30/2014

    " I loved this story. A man with 2 children mail orders a bride. Told from the perspective```` of the daughter. It is a sweet story, and was pleased to see it was a Newbery Medal winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deanna Reinoso | 1/26/2014

    " My kids loved this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessicafriedman | 1/25/2014

    " Fabulous book for 9 year olds "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/9/2014

    " Wonderful! Simple writing, but MacLachlan did a great job of conveying the children's hopes and fears. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/3/2014

    " Not sure how many stars to give this one. I remember reading it in Elementary and spotted it when I was reading through the Newbery Award list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 12/28/2013

    " Set in the late 19th century, this book is about a widowed midwestern farmer with two children, Anna and Caleb. The farmer advertises for a wife, and Sarah, from Maine, responds. A sweet, simple story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 11/30/2013

    " I read this one aloud to my kids while they sat around after school refusing to do their own reading. They actually listened and enjoyed it, as did I. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/15/2013

    " Read to Kayla and Trevor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 10/22/2013

    " I know that this is a children's book, but I found this book to be as magical as the hallmark movie. I could read this over and over again. It was just so heart-warming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Ward | 8/17/2013

    " Sarah, Plain and Tall - Patricia MacLachlan (Harper Trophy 1985) is a very sweet story about families - what it takes to form one, and our expectations of ourselves and others. A short and gentle classic about bonding. This book won the Newberry Medal. 7/10 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 8/12/2013

    " I thought this book was cute. It was short and to the point but I thought it was pleasant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 4/4/2013

    " I remember reading this book over and over when I was about 10-12. I just loved the story, characters, and setting. This is definitely a book worth reading whether your 11 or even if your older. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arwen S | 2/16/2013

    " I read this when I was younger and its a very sweet story. Very enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 11/9/2012

    " I forgot how wonderful this book is. Reading it as a short story rather than a children's book made it more poignant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emzily | 10/12/2012

    " wow i read this in grade 3 and it was kinda dumb kinda good for a 3 year old reading level... i guess "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 9/3/2012

    " Wonderful Story that takes place in the United States around 1910. Great read for children as well as adults! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 7/26/2012

    " This is an easy and enjoyable read - I had read this book before but it had been many many years ago and I had forgotten much. It is a wonderful story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer W | 1/12/2012

    " Read this in grade school. Remember liking it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maren | 12/12/2011

    " I'm not sure how I escaped elementary and middle school without reading this book. I was very touched by the characters; they made me long for a world with people pure in heart. Best of all, it was based on a story from the author's family history "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie D'ghent | 12/2/2011

    " I still don't understand how a book that's only 58 pages long can be one of the best romances ever written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judith | 10/23/2011

    " All I know is that while reading this book as a first grader I kept on asking myself "what is the point?". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rayni | 6/13/2011

    " A mail order bride that misses her ocean while stuck out in the middle of a drought-stricken Midwest. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie Kunz | 6/3/2011

    " I could really picture the details and feelings in this book as a child. I just remember loving it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yanfriends | 5/23/2011

    " Didn't care for this historical fiction "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddie | 5/16/2011

    " Read for school....kind of GAG. Although maybe I'm not being fair.
    But, kind of, GAG. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 5/14/2011

    " I forgot how wonderful this book is. Reading it as a short story rather than a children's book made it more poignant. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/11/2011

    " A classic story for young readers. I think kids need to know about simpler times, right?! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/6/2011

    " Sweet, short book. Somehow I managed not to cry at the end. "

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

    " Read it with my son's reading group at school. Sparse, beautiful prose and true feelings. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yates | 4/28/2011

    " I used this book during my PTLS lessons. I used it to introduce the way people lived during the Dust Bowl. Great book to talk about character development during that tough time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque | 4/26/2011

    " I really liked this book. Easy read and great story. Took all of 40ish minutes. It is simple yet wonderful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/23/2011

    " Very quick read, good for 1st thru 3rd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fawnshine | 4/16/2011

    " it was ok, I had to read it for school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 4/10/2011

    " It was good. Really good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheyanne | 4/9/2011

    " A Newbery medal winner, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells of a single father advertising for a wife to come live out in the prarie with his two children, a son and daughter. Quite a wonderful story for older children. It is a small chapter book of the adventure of how the characters become a family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Therese | 4/8/2011

    " An easy, fast, light read, providing insight to early pioneering life on the Plains. I'd recommend the Little House books and Caddie Woodlawn over this one though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alissa | 4/4/2011

    " A great read aloud for my second graders. I didn't think they were very into it at first, until one day I stopped reading early and they all asked to keep going. Very cute story about the beginnings of a family who learn to love each other. "

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About the Author
Author Patricia MacLachlanPatricia MacLachlan is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb’s Story; Edward’s Eyes; The True Gift; Waiting for the Magic; White Fur Flying; and Fly Away. She lives in western Massachusetts.
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.