Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan is a story that teaches about loss, love and growth. Anna and Caleb lost their mother during Caleb's birth and after many years, their loving father puts an advertisement in the paper for a mail-order bride. Sarah, who is plain and tall, answers the advertisement. The novel documents her visit and the process of healing and growth the family takes while getting to know Sarah.
The 3 writing prompts include:
-How I feel living on the farm with my new family and why I chose to stay. By: Sarah Witting
-Singing is very important to Anna, Caleb and Papa. What does singing represent for them? Why is it important that Sarah likes to sing?
-The lessons I have learned about coping and acceptance since Sarah has become my Mother. by: Anna Witting