Sarah, Plain and Tall

Book review by Barbara Schultz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Warm family story of children's wish for a mother.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 6+

Wonderfully written, makes a great audiobook listen too

A beautiful story about a farming family and the children's wish for a mother. It's such a sweet and beautiful book — winner of the 1985 Newberry Medal and it's so easy to see why. Serious themes are addressed in the book, like the death of the children's birth mother, but in a straightforward manner and as part of the backstory so it isn't too sad for young kids.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love family stories and books with strong female characters

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