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More Perfect than the Moon (Sarah, Plain and Tall, Book 4)

By Matt Berman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sarah, Plain and Tall continues.

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In the age of Harry Potter, when louder, faster, and more exciting seems to be the goal of all of our children's media, this book is a little oasis of calm and beauty and sanity. While the theme of unhappiness about an upcoming sibling has certainly been done often before, and MacLachlan doesn't really have anything new to say about it, the simple beauty and sense of what she says carries the reader along on wings of language and image.

We have missed Patricia MacLachlan, who has only written one new novel in years. Reading this book reminds us of the qualities that have made her, ever since the publication of the first book in this series, Sarah, Plain and Tall, one of our most beloved authors: the heartstoppingly lyrical prose, the simple, gentle stories and kind characters, the lack of villains or trumped-up drama, the wisdom about the human heart.

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