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도 서 명(32) Sarah, Plain and Tall
저   자Patricia MacLachlan
출 판 사HarperTrophy
대상연령11~15세


* 1986 Newbery Medal
* 1986 Christopher Award
* 1986 Scott O''Dell Award for Historical Fiction for Children
* 1986 Golden Kite Award for Fiction (SCBW)
* Notable Children''s Book of 1985 (ALA)
* 1985 Children''s Editors'' Choices (BL)
* Best Books of 1985 (SLJ)
* Children''s Choices for 1986 (IRA/CBC)
* Outstanding Children''s Books of 1985 (N.Y. Times Book Review)
* International Board of Books for Young People Honor List for Writing, 1988
* 1986 Notable Trade Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)
* 1986 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
* 1985 Books for Children (Library of Congress)
* Best of the 80''s (BL)
* 100 Favorite Paperbacks of 1989 (IRA/CBC)

아동문학에 주는 거의 모든 상을 휩쓴 유명한 책입니다.

미국 중서부의 농촌에 사는 Caleb은 누나 Anna, 그리고 홀아비인 아빠와 함께 삽니다. 엄마는 Caleb을 낳다가 그만 저 세상으로 떠났죠. 엄마의 정을 그리워하며 자란 Caleb에게 어느날 기쁜 소식이 전해졌어요. 아빠가 신문에 "아내를 구함"이라는 광고를 냈는데 미국 동부의 메인주에 사는 Sara라는 여인이 오기로 한 것이죠. 자기 소개를 "평범하고 키가 큰(Plain and tall)" 여자라고 한 Sara는 무척 다정다감한 여인이었죠. Caleb은 새엄마가 생긴 것이 너무너무 기뻤지만 한 편으로는 새엄마가 언젠가 훌쩍 자기 곁을 떠나지는 않을까 걱정이 떠나지를 않았습니다. 그런데 어느날 ...

이책을 통해 가족의 의미, 그리움, 버려지는 것에 대한 두려움, 무엇보다도 사랑의 감정을 느낄 수 있으며, 깊은 감동을 주는 책입니다.

[ 서지 정보 ]

Paperback - 64 pages
ISBN: 0064402053
책 크기 : 19.2cm x 13.2cm

[ 영문 서평 ]

New York Times Book Review, Martha Saxton
an exquisite, sometimes painfully touching little tale. . . The story closes on a scene of love and harmony made more complicated, but not diminished, by past sorrows. This gentle book cannot fail to touch readers.


School Library Jornal
"Terse writing and poetic rhythm flow to create a tender story about the fragile beginnings of a family relationship..."

Book Description
"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna. "Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too."

Their mother died after Caleb was born. Their house on the prairie is quiet now, and Papa doesn''t sing anymore. Then Papa puts an ad in the paper, asking for a wife, and he receives a letter from one Sara Elisabeth Wheaton, of Maine. Papa, Ana, and Caleb write back. Caleb asks if she sings.

Sarah desides to come for a month. She writes Papa: I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, and Tell them I sing. Anna and Caleb wait and wonder. Will Sarah be nice? Will she like them? Will she stay?

[ 작가 소개 ]

Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie, and to this day 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 Newbery Medal; it''s sequel, Skylark; Three Names, illustrated by Alex Pertzoff; and All The Places To Love, illustrated by Mike Wimmer.She lives in western Massachusetts.