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MacLachlan, Patricia

Works: 337 works in 1,533 publications in 12 languages and 91,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Picture books  Historical fiction  Christmas fiction  Literature  Poetry  Humorous fiction  Western fiction  Baseball stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer
Classifications: PZ7.M2225, FIC
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Most widely held works by Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

121 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 7,660 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
The true gift : a Christmas story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,316 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
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,251 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?
Caleb's story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,956 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
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

51 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,899 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
More perfect than the moon by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,807 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
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,385 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
All the places to love by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,256 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 )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visiting author teaches five friends about the power of words and writing
Arthur, for the very first time by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

36 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,071 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
The facts and fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,843 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
Once I ate a pie by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,754 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 )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,740 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
Edward's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,631 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,603 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 )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,586 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 )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,541 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
Cassie Binegar by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her family's first summer in a weathered old house by the sea, Cassie learns to accept change and to find her own space
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Audience level: 0.08 (from 0.00 for The true g ... to 0.73 for Sarah, pla ...)

Sarah, plain and tall
The true gift : a Christmas storySkylarkCaleb's storyBabyMore perfect than the moonJourneyAll the places to loveWord after word after word
Alternative Names
Mac Lachlan, Patricia

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MacLachlan, Patricia

Mc Lachlan, Patricia

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Patricia MacLachlan American writer of children's books

Patricia MacLachlan Amerikaans schrijfster

Patricia MacLachlan amerikansk författare

Patricia MacLachlan amerikansk skribent

Patricia MacLachlan amerikkalainen kirjailija

Patricia MacLachlan auteur de livres pour enfants

Pritzkau, Patricia, 1938-

Патриция Маклахлан

מקלכלן, פטרישיה, 1938-

פטרישה מקלקלן

매클라클랜, 패트리샤 1938-

매클라클랜, 퍼트리샤 1938-

맥라클란, 퍼트리샤 1938-

맥클라렌, 패트리샤 1938-


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-

English (450)

German (18)

Italian (16)

Spanish (8)

Chinese (6)

French (5)

Dutch (5)

Japanese (4)

Korean (2)

Danish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Russian (1)