Sarah Plain and Tall Compare & Contrast Settings

Sarah Plain and Tall Compare & Contrast Settings
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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

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Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan is the story of Sarah Wheaton, who travels from Maine to the prairie in response to a family’s advertisement for a wife and mother. This simple tale of belonging and family will inspire readers of all ages.




Sarah, Plain and Tall

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Sarah Plain and Tall Compare & Contrast Settings

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  • PRAIRIE
  • SEA
  • •grass • fields • dirt roads • middle of U.S. • fresh water ponds"Outside, the prairie reached out and touched the places where the sky came down."
  • •salt water • sand dunes • shells • sea birds • on the coast • salt water"The sea is salt. It stretches out as far as you can see. It gleams like the sun on glass. There are waves."
  • Sarah wanted to touch the sheep because she had never done it before."I want to see the sheep, You know, I've never touched one. "Never?" Caleb sat up."
  • In Maine, by the sea, Sarah touched seals."But I've touched seals. Real seals. They are cool and slippery and they slide through the water like a fish."
  • The prairie has lots of land. To get to town, the family would have to take a wagon, because it would be a very far walk. "Here is different, said Maggie. Here you will drive."
  • Sarah would be able to walk to town in Maine. "In Maine," said Sarah, "I would walk to town."
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