Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Original Title : SARAH, PLAIN AND TALL
Copyright © 1985 by Patricia MacLachlan
Illustrated by Roberto Tomei
Revised edition 2004  by HarperTrophy ® [ an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers ]
 Cover art © 2004 by Harry Bliss
Cover © 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

“Did Mama sing every day?” asked Caleb.
“Every-single-day?” “And did Papa sing, too?”

Caleb never knew her Mama. He can only imagine her from Anna’s stories. That she always smile and laughing. That she love to sing about birds and flowers, sometimes about moon at nightime. But he knew that her Mama love him very much, just like she love Anna and Papa too.

No one tell the truth about how Mama dies after giving birth her little baby, who named Caleb. The lost of her loveable mother and wife, to Anna and Papa, mixed-up with the present of new baby who later grow-up into a boy who not only clever but also loveable too, like her Mama.