"I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall." A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a cat named Seal, and singing and laughter to the quiet house. But will she like it enough to stay? Anna and Caleb wait and wonder -- and hope. Performed by Glenn Close
Sarah, Plain and Tall begins with Anna and Caleb being without a mother. It's just them and their father working the farm to get through the day. Until one day when their father says he put an add in the newspaper for a wife, and he may have found one.
Sarah, from Main, responds to the letter and wants to get to know them better, and give them a trial run for a month.
Now, Anna and Caleb must prepare for Sarah to come, and hopefully to make her want to stay with them forever.
This book is a very emotional story about two children who wish to have a mother, a man who needs a woman by his side, and a woman who is lonely in her world, but comes to a new place and misses home.
I loved this book as a child myself, but as an adult I still really liked it, but it seems to have lost some of it's magic now. And I really kind of wonder if people still put bride orders in the newspaper... Something to ponder later.
Anyways, I liked this book and I think it's great for school, and for kids growing up. I also can't wait to read more in this series since there are a few more books to it as well.