Patricia MacLachlan





Patricia MacLachlan


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in Cheyenne, Wyoming, The United States
March 03, 1938

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Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie, and to this day carries a small bag of prairie dirt with her wherever she goes to remind her of what she knew first. She is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb's Story; and Three Names, illustrated by Mike Wimmer. She lives in western Massachusetts.

Average rating: 3.8 · 89,542 ratings · 6,699 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Sara...

3.72 avg rating — 59,711 ratings — published 1985 — 53 editions
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Skylark (Sarah, Plain and T...

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Waiting for the Magic

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Caleb's Story (Sarah, Plain...

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All the Places to Love

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Kindred Souls

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Edward's Eyes

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Word After Word After Word

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White Fur Flying

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“There is always something to miss, no matter where you are.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Sarah, Plain and Tall

“Sometimes, what people choose to write down on paper is more important than what they say."

Caleb didn't know what Sarah meant. But I knew. I wrote in my journal every night. And when I read what I had written, I could see myself there, clearer than when I looked in the mirror. I could see all of us: Papa, who couldn't always say the things he felt; Caleb, who said everything; and Sarah, who didn't know that she had changed us all.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Skylark

“You will have a story in there. . . or a character, a place, a poem, a moment in time. When you find it, you will write it. Word after word after word after word.”
Patricia MacLachlan, Word After Word After Word

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