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MacLachlan, Patricia

Works: 401 works in 1,700 publications in 12 languages and 94,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Historical fiction  Christmas fiction  Literature  Poetry  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Western fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Performer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PZ7.M2225, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

129 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 7,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father invites a mail-order bride to come live with them in their prairie home, Caleb and Anna are captivated by their new mother and hope that she will stay
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

55 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah came to the prairie from Maine to marry Papa. But that summer, a drought turned the land dry and brown. Fires swept across the fields and coyotes came to the well in search of water. So Sarah took Anna and Caleb back east, where they would be safe. Papa stayed behind. He would not leave his land. Maine was beautiful, but Anna missed home, and Papa. And as the weeks went by, she began to wonder what would happen if the rains never came. Would she and Caleb and Sarah and Papa ever be a family again?
The true gift : a Christmas story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While spending Christmas at their grandparents' farm, Lily becomes convinced that her younger brother Liam is right about White Cow being lonely and helps him seek a companion for her, leaving little time for Christmas preparations or reading
Caleb's story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stranger lurking on the Witting family's prairie farm turns out to be their long-lost grandfather, whose presence plus prodding from Sarah forces Jacob to deal with his past
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

37 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey is eleven the summer his mother leaves him and his sister, Cat, with their grandparents. He is sad and angry, and spends the summer looking for the clues that will explain why she left. Journey searches photographs for answers. He looks for family resemblances in Grandma's slbums. Looking for happier times, he tries to put together the torn pieces of the pictures his mother shredded before her departure. And he also searches the photographs his grandfather takes as the older man attempts to provide Journey with a past. In the process, the boy learns to look and finds that, for him, the camera is a means of finding things his naked eye has missed--things like the inevitability of his mother's departure and the love that still binds his family. In this spare and remarkable novel, Patricia MacLachlan explores abandonment and the extraordinary means by which a family reassembles itself
More perfect than the moon by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Cassie Witting is upset when she finds out that her mother, Sarah, is expecting a baby, but writing in the journal that belonged to her brother Caleb helps her sort out her feelings and understand that Sarah will always love her
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking care of a baby left with them at the end of the tourist season helps a family come to terms with the death of their own infant son. Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will return one day to take her from them
All the places to love by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 2,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents' farm and in the nearby countryside
Word after word after word by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing
The facts and fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and the composer Mozart
Arthur, for the very first time by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur spends a summer with his unconventional aunt and uncle and begins to look at life, his family, and himself differently
Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Papa goes away for a little while, his family tries to cope with the separation by adopting four dogs and a cat, who talk to each other and to the youngest child
Once I ate a pie by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen dogs tell their stories in simple poems
Snowflakes fall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illustrated poem in honor of the victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, falling snowflakes celebrate the uniqueness of life, its precious, simple moments, and the strength of memory
Seven kisses in a row by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma learns to accept "different strokes for different folks" when her aunt and uncle come to take care of her and her brother
Through Grandpa's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and Vietnamese and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy learns a different way of seeing the world from his blind grandfather
Edward's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward is one of a large and close family that loves baseball, music, books, and each other, and when he unexpectedly dies and his parents donate his organs, his wonderful eyes go to a perfect recipient
Three Names by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great-grandfather reminisces about going to school on the prairie with his dog Three Names
Grandfather's dance by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As her family gathers for the wedding of her sister Anna, fourth-grader Cassie Whiting sees the many changes brought about by everyday life and finds comfort in the love of those around her, especially her grandfather
White fur flying by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoe's family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved, and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe's house is never silent. The house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn't even want to try. Saving dogs and saving boys may be different jobs, but Zoe learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care. They take understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying
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Sarah, plain and tall
SkylarkThe true gift : a Christmas storyCaleb's storyJourneyMore perfect than the moonBabyAll the places to loveWord after word after word
Alternative Names
Mac Lachlan, Patricia

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MacLachlan, Patricia

MacLachlan, Patricia, 1938-

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Patricia MacLachlan American writer of children's books

Patricia MacLachlan Amerikaans schrijfster

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Patricia MacLachlan amerikansk skribent

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Patricia MacLachlan auteur de livres pour enfants

Patricia MacLachlan scrittrice statunitense di libri per bambini

Pritzkau, Patricia, 1938-

Патриция Маклахлан

מקלכלן, פטרישיה, 1938-

פטרישה מקלקלן

باتريشيا ماكلاكلان روائية أمريكية

매클라클랜, 패트리샤 1938-

매클라클랜, 퍼트리샤 1938-

맥라클란, 퍼트리샤 1938-

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マクラクラン, P

マクラクラン, パトリシア

マクラクラン, パトリシア 1938-