Questions for Sarah Plain and Tall

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Chapter One:

  1. What happened to Mama after Caleb was born?
  2. How long did it take Anna to love Caleb?
  3. What did Papa place an advertisement for?
  4. Who responded?

Chapter Two

  1. What are Sarah’s favorite colors?
  2. What does Sarah draw on her letter to Caleb?
  3. For how long does Sarah offer to come?

Chapter Three

  1. What are some of Anna’s and Caleb’s chores?
  2. What gifts does Sarah brings for Anna and Caleb?

Chapter Four

  1. What collection does Sarah keep on her windowsill?
  2. What is Caleb’s song about?
  3. What does “ayuh” mean?
  4. What is Sarah’s song about?

Chapter Five

  1. How does Papa make a dune for Sarah?
  2. Who does Sarah write letters to?

Chapter Six

  1. Name two things about winter.
  2. Where do they swim?
  3. Do both Caleb and Anna learn to float?

Chapter Seven

  1. What gifts does Maggie bring?
  2. What does Maggie miss?
  3. Name two things that Sarah misses.

Chapter Eight

  1. What does Sarah want to learn to do?
  2. What do Sarah and Papa fix?
  3. What do they do before the storm comes?

Chapter Nine

  1. Why doesn’t Caleb want Sarah to learn to drive the wagon?
  2. What does Sarah bring back from town?
  3. Is Sarah going to stay?

Chapter Ten

  1. Why doesn’t Caleb want Sarah to learn to drive the wagon?
  2. What does Sarah bring back from town?
  3. Is Sarah going to stay?
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