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Patricia MacLachlan

13 children’s books by the writer

Patricia MacLachlan was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1938. After graduating from the University of Connecticut she became an English teacher and pursued a writing career. She won the Newbery Medal in 1986 for her book Sarah, Plan and Tall. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts.

You Were the First

Patricia MacLachlan, Stephanie Graegin

You Were the First

One day there may be a second - Or a third - To sleep in the basket with the yellow ribbon wound round But you will always be the first. This sweetly sentimental picture book helps parents remind firstborn children that they ...

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8+ years

Waiting for the Magic

Patricia MacLachlan, Amy June Bates

Waiting for the Magic

People may drift apart, but love can hold them together. A touching tale of pets and family told in the "venerable spare and moving style" of Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, author of Sarah, Plain and Tall "(Booklist").When William's ...

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Fly Away

Patricia MacLachlan

Fly Away

From the Newbery Award-winning author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall" comes a story about one brave girl who saves her family from losing everything. Everyone in Lucy's family sings. Opera. Rap. Lullabies. Everyone, except Lucy. Lucy can't sing ...

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7+ years

Edward's Eyes

Patricia MacLachlan

Edward's Eyes

Jake is part of an extraordinary family. He leads a life filled with art, music and hours and days and months of baseball. But the most important person in his life is his brother, Edward. From the moment he was ...

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White Fur Flying

Patricia MacLachlan

White Fur Flying

A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this novel from the Newbery-winning author of "Sarah, Plain and Tall."Zoe's family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell ...

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The True Gift

Patricia MacLachlan

The True Gift

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to Christmas on their grandparents' farm. It's always the perfect trip -- walking to the lilac library, trimming the tree, giving gifts. But this year, thanks to a white cow alone in ...

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12-17 years

Journey

Patricia MacLachlan

Journey

Journey refuses to believe his mother will not come back. Seeking evidence of happier times, he tries to piece together the pictures she tore up before she went away. And he studies the photographs his grandfather now takes as the ...

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