In a near-perfect miniature novel, two children experience the apprehensions and joys of the possibility of a new mother, when their father invites a mail-order bride to their prairie home.
Sarah, Plain and Tall has won the following awards:
* 1986 Newbery Medal
* ALA Notable Children's Book
* IRA/CBC Children's Choice Book
* School Library Journal's "Best of the Best"
* New York Times Outstanding Children's Book
* Golden Kite Award for Fiction
* Christopher Award