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MacLachlan, Patricia

Works: 200 works in 1,154 publications in 17 languages and 86,565 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Poetry  Made-for-TV movies  Humorous fiction  Picture books  Stories in rhyme  Television adaptations  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Creator
Classifications: PZ7.M2225, FIC
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Most widely held works by Patricia MacLachlan
Sarah, plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

185 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 8,219 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 )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,852 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 )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 3,285 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
Journey by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,108 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
Baby by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 3,073 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
Caleb's story by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,996 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
More perfect than the moon by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,803 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
All the places to love by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 2,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy describes his grandparents' farm, where he and his sister were born, and the glory and simplicity of the countryside
Arthur, for the very first time by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

31 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 2,230 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
Word after word after word by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 2,175 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 )

29 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and the composer Mozart
Seven kisses in a row by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,894 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
Waiting for the magic by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,871 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 )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen dogs tell their stories in simple poems
Through Grandpa's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

26 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grade level: 2, 3, 4, p, e
Edward's eyes by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,757 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 )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great-grandfather reminisces about going to school on the prairie with his dog Three Names
Cassie Binegar by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,670 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
Snowflakes fall by Patricia MacLachlan( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,620 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
Sarah plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Visual )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarah, plain and tall: In this heartwarming, enormously popular family film, a mail-order bride travels to Kansas in 1910 and teaches a lonely family to love again
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Sarah, plain and tall
Alternative Names
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Patricia MacLachlan American writer of children's books

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Pritzkau, Patricia, 1938-

פטרישה מקלקלן

매클라클랜, 패트리샤 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-

SkylarkThe true gift : a Christmas storyJourneyBabyCaleb's storyMore perfect than the moonAll the places to loveArthur, for the very first time