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Caleb's Story (Sarah, Plain and Tall)
Caleb's Story - Sarah, Plain and Tall
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Anna has done something terrible.She has given me a journal to fill. "It's your job now," Anna says as she hands Caleb her journals, asking him to continue writing the family story. But Sarah, Jacob, Anna, Caleb, and their new little sister, Cassie, have already formed a family, and Caleb fears there will be nothing left to write about. That is,...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780064405904
ISBN-10: 0064405907
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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This book is a disappointment after "Sarah, plain and tall." "Sarah" is a story of a young woman committing herself to lonely man and his family, whereas this is a tale of selfish, stubborn determination to hold a grudge. According to the book, Jacob wanted his father back, he loved him, he missed him every day of his life. Why then, when his father returns does he hate him and set himself against him? The plot is incongruent. Jacob and his father get into a push and shove type of fight, yet Jacob supposedly a man of firm character, and determination to do right. But, actually he is selfish, proud, and unforgiving. This is not a book I would give my 9-12 year old. For that age the writing style is to simplistic, however the story is not appropriate for someone younger.
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