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Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan

Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Patricia Pritzkau spent several years in Minnesota before moving to the East, where she graduated from the University of Connecticut. She later taught English, married Robert MacLachlan, and had three children.

During this time, she wrote a series of journal articles on adoption and foster mothers that had a major impact on her life. She says, "It was clear to me that much of the focus of my writing was sharpened by my involvement and concern for families and children. This interest, coupled with my commitment to children's literature, provided the basis for my decision to write for children—something I had always wanted to do."

Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie, and to this day she carries a small bag of prairie dirt with her wherever she goes to remind her of what she knew first. She is the author of many well-loved novels and picture books, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the 1986 Newbery Medal; its sequels, Skylark and Caleb's Story; and Three Names. She and her husband live in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

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15 Items found
All the Places to Love
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Caleb's Story
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
Family Stories for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt
by Patricia Maclachlan
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Grandfather's Dance
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Lala Salama
by Patricia MacLachlan & Elizabeth Zunon
from Candlewick Press
for Preschool-1st grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
More Perfect Than the Moon
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
for 4th-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Sarah, Plain and Tall
by Patricia MacLachlan
30th Anniversary from HarperCollins
Family Stories for 2nd-6th grade
1986 Newbery Medal winner
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Sarah, Plain and Tall - Progeny Press Guide
Progeny Press Literature Guides
by Rebecca Gilleland
from Progeny Press
Literature Guide for 4th-6th grade
in Progeny Press Literature Guides (Location: B18-00T)
Sarah, Plain, and Tall - Set
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperTrophy
for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Sick Day
by Patricia MacLachlan
from Dell Publishing
Family Stories for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Skylark
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
Family Stories for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Skylark
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Three Names
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
for 2nd-4th grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Through Grandpa's Eyes
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
Family Stories for K-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
What You Know First
by Patricia MacLachlan
from HarperCollins
for Nursery-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)