Missy Anne Moore has always loved reading and began her love for writing in high school. She has her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. She loves music from the 1960s and enjoys mystery books and movies. She lives with her husband, Brian, and her cat, Marmalade, in rural Iowa.
Alannah is a graphic art designer and illustrator. Her passion and natural talent started early in life with illustrating her first books in middle school. Alannah creates comic book characters, designs book covers, video clips, children book illustrations, logo design, and anything requiring a creative design. Alannah is the founder of Crazy Amazy Illustrations, operated for 10 years in collaboration with Simply Inspired Words Publishing.
In her spare time, Alannah enjoys the outdoors, art. songwriting, and playing music. She can be found in late nights watching anime.
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This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.
Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point of view, Sarah, Plain and Tall tells the story of how Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton comes from Maine to the prairie to answer Papa's advertisement for a wife and mother. Before Sarah arrives, Anna and her younger brother Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she sing? Will she stay?
This children's literature classic is perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books, historical fiction, and timeless stories using rich and beautiful language. Sarah, Plain and Tall gently explores themes of abandonment, loss and love.
Read the rest of the Sarah books by Patricia MacLachlan: Skylark, Caleb’s Story, More Perfect than the Moon, and Grandfather’s Dance.
My mother, Sarah, doesn't love the prairie. She tries, but she can't help remembering what she knew first.
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?