This is book number 3 in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series.
The third book in the series that began with the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall by 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, before Cassie discovers a mysterious old man in the barn, and everything changes. Everyone is excited about the arrival of a new family member—except for Jacob, who holds a bitter grudge. Only the special love of Caleb, and the gift he offers, can help to mend the pain of the past.
Patricia MacLachlan (1938-2022) was the celebrated author of many timeless books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newbery Medal. She was also the author of many beloved picture books, a number of which she cowrote with her daughter, Emily.
“MacLachlan’s appreciative readers will savor this new addition to the chronicle of a delightful family.” — Kirkus (Starred Review)
“This is an excellent work of historical fiction, a satisfying sequel, and an inspiring tale about love and forgiveness.” — School Library Journal
“Spare yet elegant prose.” — ALA Booklist
“A welcome continuation of a well-loved story.” — The Horn Book
“Heartwarming. Fans will enjoy learning more about this loving family.” — Publishers Weekly