SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
MACLACHLAN, Patricia. Sarah, Plain and Tall. New York: Harper & Row, (1985). Octavo, original half white cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of this Newbery Medal-winning children’s novel.
“An exquisite, sometimes painfully touching tale” (New York Times). “Considered by many critics to be the great American children’s novel of the 1980s,” Sarah, Plain and Tall is “written in simple, understated prose [and] tells the story of a young brother and sister who fear that their father’s newly arrived mail-order bride will decide to leave them and their prairie home and return to her beloved Maine coast. Their fears melt away in a heartwarming but decidedly unsentimental conclusion” (Silvey, 427).
Dust jacket price-clipped. A fine copy of a very scarce children’s book.