Navigator Heritage Series: Sarah, Plain and Tall Novel Study Guide 1 Year License
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
Patricia MacLachlan encourage her readers to explore what the meaning of love, marriage, and family mean to them in Sarah, Plain and Tall, the story of a family living on a farm on the prairie. Anna and Caleb’s mother died the day Caleb was born. Now, years later, Papa advertises in the paper for a new wife. Sarah Wheaton, a woman from Maine, writes to Papa and the children in response to the advertisement, and then she comes to visit for a month, “just to see.” As Papa, Anna, and Caleb get to know Sarah and she gets to know them, they all realize that Sarah will have to make an important decision: whether to return to Maine and her beloved ocean, or whether to stay with the family she is growing to love as well.